Rights, freedoms are election issue

I would ask that everyone make the effort to vote in the Nanaimo civic election on Nov. 15, to maintain our charter rights.

To the Editor,

This is a special time of year when we remember the sacrifices that have been made to ensure that all Canadians are able to enjoy our lives subject to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. I believe that with those rights, we all have an obligation to those who have made these sacrifices to ensure that these rights and freedoms are not diminished or taken away from us.

I would therefore ask that everyone make the effort to vote in the Nanaimo civic election on Nov. 15, to maintain our charter rights.

I would also ask that before casting your vote, you will recall when eight out of nine council members voted to take away the democratic rights of all Canadians under the guise of political correctness.

Doug JohnstonNanaimo