The line above is something I heard while listening to a Toronto talk radio station earlier this week. The caller was complaining about the PCs and Liberals arguing semantics about the Liberals $10,000 tax credit for hiring immigrant workers – a ridiculous policy suggestion, by the way – instead of talking about solving “real people’s” problems. This quote drove home, yet again, what a tough task we in the libertarian community have ahead of us, not just in terms of this election, but in terms of driving change in society as a whole.
Today I finally finished the nomination process. While infinitely better than the Federal nomination, I still consider the process and bureaucracy to be way over the top. Democracy should not require hours of effort and paperwork – a truly free and democratic process would require little more than a signature, and perhaps verification of citizenship.
Regardless, the i’s have been dotted, the t’s crossed, and the hoops duly jumped through. My name will be on the ballot on October 6th in Oshawa. I encourage everyone to come out and vote. Preferably for me, but for someone at least.
Thank you to all the people who consented to sign my nomination form, as well as to the Management of the Metro at Rossland and Wilson in Oshawa, who permitted me to use their store front freely.
The time has come for another election, this time Provincial. On October 6, Ontarians will be voting, again, this time choosing between three essentially identical parties to lead the province. In the end, whoever wins will carry on the legacy of the last several provincial governments – more taxes, more spending, less freedom. I will be running in Oshawa, again, and looking to improve on my popular vote (0.5%) from the May Federal election. My goal is to reach out and find more libertarians in the area, and let them know that there is an alternative, and that they don’t have to choose from more of the same.
If you would like to support my (or any other Libertarian campaign), please consider volunteering, or donating at http://libertarian.on.ca/content/donate-party. A list of confirmed candidates – being regularly updated – can be found here: http://libertarian.on.ca/candidates