Have a voice this civic election

Re: West Shore civic election candidates, News, Oct. 19, 2011.

Re: West Shore civic election candidates, News, Oct. 19, 2011.

In the last three years with many letters to Goldstream Gazette, there have been quite a few ‘negative’ letters about the beautification projects or backyard burning in Langford.

Well this is your opportunity to speak up and elect someone else that may share your interests.

Although I have to admit that by looking at the list of current Langford candidates up for next election, only three new faces in this race, it appears to suggest that the silent majority of voters are very satisfied with the current status quo.

I mean, how can Langford taxpayers not be? After all if we look over to our neighbour Colwood with their numerous controversial tax regimes or general issues in their municipality.

Should it be a no surprise that there are eight new faces in Colwood’s race? An interesting observation to note is that the District of Highlands, our other neighbour could actually forego an election since there are no new faces in their race. Having said that, it could suggest that Langford is doing quite well on average?

Yes, it may be incorrect way of measuring each municipality’s success based on just letters to newspapers or that most people just don’t have the time to enter into politics and such.  That’s a fair enough assessment to say least.  Although you can’t deny that it is after all, just only an interesting observation.  That’s all.

Please ensure you get out to exercise your democracy right and vote in your municipal election.

Michael Doerfler





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