Letter to the editor 1, Sept. 27, 2018

Dear Editor,

Last week I had expressed my disappointment with the lack of attention from local candidates for the upcoming Quebec election. It appears that they want our vote but are not willing to put much effort into informing us about their platforms and their credentials.

Even with good internet service, it was quite difficult to find much information about them, and most offer it only in French, contrary to their assertion that the Anglophones are important too.

I had hoped my message would also generate a response from candidates, but only two replied, neither of which was my current MNA. This is not an acceptable situation.

At the very least I would have expected to find a pamphlet in my mailbox, or left at my door, much like in municipal elections. Friends in other electoral districts have had the same experience.

Candidates must realize that since not everyone has 24/7 access to the internet, other more conventional information vehicles are required as well. Apparently there have been a few public meetings but how is one to know given the above situation?

As citizens we must be more proactive and not accept this situation.

Voting is important, but informed voting is crucial!

R Paterson

Saint-Lazare

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