The D250 Campaign, roughly a $9 Million spend by both federal and the NS Provincial Governments to get you to the polls? Seems that the campaign failed as the numbers were terrible this year. Maybe I missed something with the D250 campaign, What was the end goal?
Lets look at the numbers. In the most recent federal election a mere 59.1% of eligible Canadians turned out to vote and in the 2006 election 64.7% turned out to vote and judging by the numbers that election Canada publishes this is the worst election for voter turnout ever. And this past weekends Municipal elections don’t look to have fared any better, also recording a poor showing of voters.
So what was the purpose of this D250 campaign cause it sure wasn’t meant to inspire the young and the old to get out and vote? Given the lack of votes did D250 do the opposite and turn off voters? Or maybe no one got the message …
The election decline! This seems to be the common trend with elections over the last couple of decades, numbers are dropping and governments are left wondering why. Maybe it’s because our leaders have lost touch and no longer connect with the majority of the voting public, are they still target their baby boomer cliques while the younger voters are left to wander? Alternatively, maybe our elected officials fail to inspire and motivate anymore essentially leading to the voting public not caring.
$9 Million spent and we ended up with a poor showing at the polls. Have people just given up and don’t care anymore about the selection of the politicians that run our provinces, country and even cities?
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