"There’s an election on Monday?” she asked? “How was I supposed to know that? What am I a mind-reader?”
I rolled my eyes. She’s a good friend, professionally employed, and a resident in my federal riding of Calgary Centre—still, she had no idea about the November 26th by-election. It was shaping up to be one of the most interesting and hotly contested in the city in years. But on the day, fewer than 30 per cent of eligible voters turned out to cast their ballot.
At first I was disappointed. Clearly the people of Calgary Centre don’t care. They don’t care about their economy, their riding, or their community. If they did, more of them would have come out to vote.
But on closer examination, I realized just the opposite is true...