We have an election this week in our province and voting is as important as ever. We’ve come through a challenging few years with the pandemic and everyone has issues that are important to them. Whether it’s education or healthcare or housing or mental health. We must be hopeful that change will come and we can help move towards that change with our vote.

As poet laureate Amanda Gorman wrote, “The new dawn blooms as we free it. For there is always light if only we’re brave enough to see it, if only we’re brave enough to be it.”

Research the things that are important to you and see which party supports the issues closest to your heart.

Then mark your ballot because every vote counts. U.S. President Thomas Jefferson said, “We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.”

Each and every one of us can do something to make change. As Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Let’s make change together.