OUR VIEW: Be wise, Surrey voters, and stay dry

Pay attention during this election, and don’t forget to use your common-sense umbrellas

This election, as with all of them, it’s up to you to pay attention.

Pay attention to which candidates show up to all-candidates meetings, which don’t, and if they don’t, why they don’t. Pay attention to what they say, and what they do.

We’re now halfway though B.C.’s 41st provincial election campaign and on the morning after May 9, we’ll have to start learning to live with whomever will form the next government for four more – and hopefully not too long and agonizing – years. The next time we will have any say at the ballot box, after this go-around, will be on the second Tuesday of May 2021.

So pay attention. A lot can happen in four years, and it can be bad.

In this age of so-called “post-truth,” or “post-factual” politics and fake news, it’s especially important for all of us voters to make good use of our common-sense umbrellas.

We need these to keep our wits dry.

Expect in the forecast, at least over the next two weeks, plenty of political horse pucky raining down upon us in the form of emails, tweets, and devious TV election ads from political parties that focus on how horrible the other guy is while not telling how they’re going to make we, the voters, pay for all the marvellous stuff they’re promising us if only they are elected to government.

If it sounds like horse pucky, that’s probably what it is. So stay dry, friends.

Be wise.

It’s your future we’re talking about here.

The Now-Leader

Surrey Now Leader