I am horribly embarrassed for my neighbours (in the broad sense) in the federal Yellowhead riding. CBC News reported:
Voter turnout in the federal by-election could near a historic low, with CBC estimating that fewer than one in five eligible voters making the trip to the polls.
A sad tone for democracy when less than one in five people feels engaged enough to vote in a federal by-election. This phenomenon isn’t new; the June 30, 2014 by-election for Macleod saw ~18% voter turnout. On the plus side, there were no lines at the polling station.
The tone for Provincial politics . . . [more]