Today is the day! We have worked very hard. There is only one thing left to do. VOTE, if you reside in any of the four ridings of Calgary-Elbow, Edmonton-Whitemud, Calgary-Foothills and Calgary-West, and encourage your friends who live there to vote.
We express our deep appreciation to our candidates; Greg Clark, Will Munsey, Michelle Glavine, and Troy Millington. You have worked incredibly hard, have run clean and respectful campaigns and have made us all very proud! Wishing you the very best today, and bear in mind, this is a step in building a new political reality in our home province. We have made wonderful progress over the last 28 days, thanks to you. In the words of Winston Churchill, “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."
Thank you to each and every volunteer, whether you walked miles door-knocking, delivered signs, folded letters, made phone calls, or offered an encouraging word to others during this process, you all are amazing, and each contribution has helped a great deal. And please don’t go far - we’ll be needing you again before too long!
To every person who stopped for a moment to think about whether democracy is alive and well in our province as you would want it to be, vote so that it CAN be, regardless of your choice of candidate or party. We have a right, a privilege and the opportunity here, where so very many people do not. We can express ourselves to our government and our leaders, and tell them how they are doing and what we need from them. By-elections are a great opportunity for you to give your feedback.
Here’s to today, to all of you, and onward toward a more collaborative and caring government for everyone!