All should take part in political process during historic Canadian election

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To the Editor:

On May 16, I had the privilege of meeting in person B.C. Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon when she visited Creston. It was quite an experience indeed! I also met Justin Trudeau when he came to town in the summer of 2013. He seemed like a very nice young man.

With our 42nd federal election just 39 days away, I thought this would be a good time to share my conservative philosophy with you, which includes a wee bit a history lesson, so please bear with me.

During the late 1970s, I became politically active for the first time when I was a supporter of the NDP. However, by the early 1980s, I was becoming disillusioned with the direction the party was taking. Then, one day, it happened: I experienced an epiphany that can only be described as a feeling of being reborn, and made the decision to forever become a conservative because I wanted to do my part to defeat communism, thus bringing a peaceful end to the Cold War without ever having to fire a shot!

Fast-forward to 2015: The greatest threat to world peace is ISIS, which is the most evil and sinister enemy since fascism, and must be defeated in order to prevent a possible third world war.

Anyway, back to our federal election, which may very well be the most historic in Canadian history. It is imperative that everyone should participate in the political process — including more women, First Nations and all our young people, because you would be surprised by how powerful the democratic system can be when it is properly harnessed!

So on Oct. 19, vote with your heart and soul for whomever you feel would make the best prime minister, as well as for the benefit of future generations. And who knows? Someday it may be possible for the five parties (Conservative, Liberal, New Democrat, Green and Bloc Québécois) to work together in order to create a beautiful heaven-on-Earth society for every man, woman and child (with a little help from the Lord, that is).

In conclusion, take care, and I will see you at the all candidates’ forum on Oct. 1. It should prove to be most enlightening!

Allan Clement

Creston