Voting – by Maya
October 20, 2015
Today was my first time voting. All week, people from my family, school, and work have been emphasizing how important it is to vote. Up until a few years ago, I had no interest in politics and did not try to learn about the different parties in Canada. However, I started taking interest when I realized that my taxes were going toward the new bills that Harper was passing were directly affecting my family and my friends, such as Bill C-24, which classifies myself and my sisters “second-class citizens” despite the fact that we were born in and have lived in Canada our whole lives. This, along with many other racist bills that have been passed, is the reason why I knew that I had to go out and vote against Harper.