Ask ques­tions be­fore you vote

The Southern Gazette - - EDITORIAL - Tony Ducey French­man’s Cove

When I woke up Nov. 6, I saw the poll re­sults, as did a lot of other peo­ple here in this prov­ince.

As a life­long Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­va­tive I’m dis­ap­pointed at the re­sults - 47 points be­hind is a huge hill to climb, even though the cam­paign is only days old.

I could write this let­ter and tell ev­ery­one why you shouldn’t vote Lib­eral and why you should vote PC, but I won’t do that. Peo­ple are ed­u­cated enough to make up their own minds as to how to vote.

Still, there is one thing I’ll ask of the peo­ple who read this let­ter. I ask you not to vote be­cause of the polling num­bers or be­cause of change for the sake of change, as we’ve seen all too of­ten in this prov­ince. Ed­u­cate your­self, ask ques­tions of your can­di­dates. Ask them the ques­tions that mat­ter to you and your fam­ily, and vote based upon that.

What­ever hap­pens in the elec­tion, on Dec. 1 I’ll re­spect that, be­cause the vot­ers are never wrong. But I just hope that what­ever hap­pens in this prov­ince on Nov. 30, that when we wake up on Dec. 1 this prov­ince will still be the best place in this coun­try to work and live and that the en­vi­ron­ment will ex­ist for peo­ple to be the best they can be.

Also, what­ever hap­pens I’ll still raise the is­sues of this prov­ince in my let­ters and I won’t crit­i­cize for the sake of crit­i­ciz­ing and will give credit where credit is due.

It’s go­ing to be a fun ride. Good luck to all can­di­dates and all par­ties.

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