Apathetic voters can blame themselves

A shame that only 25 per cent of the Township actually got their lazy bones out of their homes and voted in this past municipal election.


I have to say that it is a shame that only 25 per cent of the Township actually got their lazy bones out of their homes and voted in this past municipal election. What a shame. The people who live in the township have now let 25% of the population determine who is going to determine our property taxes, our gas taxes, our land development, our public services etc., and all I can say, is shame on you for not getting out there and voting.

It is your right to vote. That is how your voice and opinion is heard, and those of you who did not vote have once again forfeited your right to be heard and have your rightful representation in issues that are going to affect you and your township over the next three years. Just remember, if you don’t like what you get, you have no one to blame but yourselves, because you didn’t vote.

On another subject, of course the gas tax hikes didn’t hurt the elections. It was the least objectionable aspect prior to the election for some. The big hurt will come when our Councils vote to implement increases in property taxes, vehicle levies and tolls on local bridges. This is a little like the provincial Liberals telling us that the HST was not on their radar… neither is increases in property taxes, or applying vehicle levies, but now that the elections are over you can bet that all those that have been re-elected (and perhaps some of the new faces) will now be pushing for other tax increases to do what they want to do and not what we want them to do.

Keep your eyes open, there are more taxes to come, and they weren’t on the voting sheet when I filled in my dots.

D. Atkinson, Langley

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