Non-voter: ‘I decided I wouldn’t vote for that nonsense’

Letter writer made up his mind as a young teen not to participate in elections

I can see that fall is upon us with all of the beautiful colours that change and fade. I can also see that the red, blue and green signs are here for the circus is in town.

I don’t vote because as a Grade 7 student I went on a school trip to Ottawa to see the Parliament buildings. We saw all that and more. On the high side we saw John Diefenbaker in caucus and all of our educated, respected and elected decision makers for our future argue, shake, point, stammer and pound their fists, and cuss each other out.

Can anybody remember Fuddle Duddle?

The Grade 3 class at my elementary school was better behaved than those guys and, at the young age of 13 or 14, I decided I wouldn’t vote for that nonsense.

I don’t think it really matters if you vote or not. They never talk about what is being done, they only talk about the semantics of conduct – you know, he said she said. Black face, red face, green tree, red roots.

It’s also confusing and overwhelming. Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends. Thank you.

Dwayne Davies

Read more: ‘Some baloney’ in assertion Canada pension fund has highest ethical standards


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Santa Claus escape room planned for Pritchard Hall

Players must find their way out of three puzzle-filled rooms

Rocky start to Rider Express’ first year operating in B.C.

Company hopes to add a night bus between Vancouver and Calgary

Court hears man’s multiple property crimes in Shuswap fueled by addiction

Accused completes sentence, states he’s ready to do good things

Man accused in Salmon Arm church shooting also charged with arson

Parmenter family home badly damaged by fire a month before killing

Cod Gone Wild to serve the Shuswap another round of musical cheer

Celtic-inspired Okanagan band to perform in Salmon Arm and Sorrento

Bye bye Bei Bei: Giant panda born in U.S. zoo heads to China

Panda heads back to China as part of cooperative breeding program

Shuswap musicians to jazz up the holiday with Merry Kriz

Singer Andréa Roberts joins Sandy Cameron and fellow musicians on Nexus stage

B.C. to advocate for frustrated, confused, unhappy cellphone users, says premier

Maple Ridge New Democrat Bob D’Eith to advocate for more affordable and transparent cellphone options

WATCH: Coldstream garage fire as hot as 275 C: deputy fire Chief

Shop fire potential for ‘one heck of a fireworks show,’ O’Hara says

North Okanagan women head up college board

Gloria Morgan named chair and Juliette Cunningham vice-chair Tuesday

Artist waves women’s flag in Okanagan

SheShe declares femininity with all-encompassing exhibit

Mental health first aid course offered by CMHA at Salmon Arm Okanagan College campus

Students learn to engage with someone experiencing a mental health problem

B.C. man who killed Belgian tourist near Boston Bar gets life in prison, no parole until 2042

Sean McKenzie pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of 28-year-old Amelie Christelle Sakkalis

Most Read