Voting is not simply a privilege. It is a responsibility.
New Canadians who pass the citizenship test and take the Oath of Citizenship are educated about their responsibilities and duties.
At a time when Canadians are sacrificing their lives trying to create a democracy in Afghanistan, failure to get off your ass for a half an hour and perform your duty is unconscionable.
All Canadian citizens have the responsibility to
- vote in elections;
- help others in the community;
- care for and protect our heritage and environment;
- obey Canada’s laws;
- express opinions freely while respecting the rights and freedoms of others; and
- eliminate discrimination and injustice.
I am truly ashamed of the 81% of so-called Canadians who failed to do their duty yesterday.