MLAs must listen to concerns
The Nova Scotia 2017 election is history. Some people are delighted with the results; others are disappointed. Such is the nature of democracy!
But we must all move on.
For the last month, over 200 candidates have hit the roads all over Nova Scotia. They have knocked on doors, held political rallies and put out their platforms. These candidates deserve our respect and appreciation.
It is not an easy task to knock on a door when you don’t know what the reaction will be.
Throughout the election process, I found that the electorate was very engaged. Facebook was abuzz with varying opinions every night and newspapers along with newscasts kept us informed on the issues of the day.
The decision has been made but our engagement with the process must continue in the days ahead. In Cape Breton, the issues are immense. Our population is declining and the economy is struggling.
We all need to get our MLA’s to listen to our concerns. Our interest cannot wane just because the election is over. Become active, demand regular townhall-style meetings and call your MLA whenever you have an issue or a concern.
Cape Breton needs community engagement and we can all do our part.
Yvonne Kennedy Homeville