Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
New council doesn't represent young families
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 17 Nov 2006, p. 6

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Dear editor, I would like to thank everyone who took the time and effort to come out to vote this year. While visiting the polls on Monday, both during the day and in the evening, I noticed that the majority of those voting were probably 50-plus, and of those I would say most were retirees. This is confirmed in the new makeup of our council, of which young families are not well represented. Busy lifestyles, apathy, or lack of election or candidate information may have contributed to this. I hope that in the next election our town will continue to increase its efforts to impress upon our younger or newer residents, as well as longtime residents, the importance of their right and privilege to vote. Increasing our early voting days seemed to help with those who were planning to vote, but we may have to work on those who seem unconcerned. I wonder what they will be thinking as they sip on their Timmy's at 5:30 a.m. at Canada's second oldest and coldest hockey rink, waiting for young Johnny's hockey practice to start. At least they drove by a nice garden on the way. Have a great four years. Drew Riedstra, Georgetown Ward 4 candidate

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New council doesn't represent young families