Local politics typically attracts the least attention of all levels of government, even

though it often affects us the most. Voter turnout in municipal elections is usually abysmal

For example, in the recent mayoral election in Toronto, only 38 per cent of eligible voters

bothered to cast a ballot. Sadly, this was actually a significant improvement from the previous

mayoral election when turnout was a shameful 29 per cent.

What this lack of interest in municipal affairs means, however, is that municipal

governments can get away with quite a lot without anyone noticing

until it’s too late. From more check out Catherine Swift at the Niagara Independent


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