I suppose that I shall not be popular with many people when I openly admit that I didn't vote in the 2004 federal election. Why? I wasn't registered in Hamilton to vote, I didn't have the proper papers to help me vote, I didn't know where to vote, and I paid no attention to the campaign so I had no idea who to vote for. Excuses, excuses, excuses, I know. But those were my reasons.
But that was in the past. Today I plan to walk over to the polling booth a few blocks away and cast my first ever vote in a Canadian election. You should do the same.