‘It is your democratic duty to be heard’

What do you expect from a district where 75 per cent of the eligible voters did not even bother to vote in the last municipal election?

Editor, The News:

Re: Share your thoughts on north Albion (Letters, March 13).

I sense a wee bit of frustration from J. Craig Ruthven in trying to get citizen’s involved in an important community event.

But, what do you expect from a district where 75 per cent of the eligible voters did not even bother to vote in the last municipal election?

Apathy is clearly alive and well in our population, and that is why the developers have a distinct advantage over the people’s interests.

When citizens fail to show up at elections, the developers have won. They make sure their voters do get out and vote.

It is the same apathy for municipal meetings, which form policy to shape our community’s future.

If people are a no-show, then the developers have won.

Don’t let them dictate our community’s future. Be part of the process and have your voices heard.

You, as citizens of Maple Ridge, can and should change this. It is your duty to do so, in our so-called democracy.

John E. McKenzie

Maple Ridge