The Prime Ministers' seat is up for grabs! An election has been called by the Prime Minister, with a polling date of October 14.

In the past, I have followed political party buzz by reading the headlines, and skimming the articles. Admittedly, my heart has a lot to do with how I vote...but this time, I'm going to use my head.

Yes, I am going to give my decision more thought, but more importantly, I'm going to research where each party stands on decisions, beliefs, and support of matters that mean something to me.

I'm not talking about the environment or social issues. Of course, these things mean something to me, but I said that I am going to use my head...my brain...the area most compromised by myelin eating inflammations.

I want to know where the political parties stand on issues concerning and involving citizens with Multiple Sclerosis and there families.

Research. Accessibility to drug therapy. Income security. Assisting caregivers. MS society and the federal budget.

I'm sure there is more, and this will be fine tuned as we near the date.

Maybe you should think about why you vote for the person you do. It can be a tough decision: do you vote on a local level or on a national level. What can my MP do for me and for MS? What can the Prime Minister do for me and my MS?

What do you think?



~ Charlene S Noto said...
September 15, 2008 at 3:36 p.m.

Kudos on this. I think we can all improve how we vote by looking at the issues important to us and actually finding out how the candidates stand on them. Women have worked too hard for us not to honor that comittment to voting.

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