Mark Clairmont | MuskokaTODAY.com

MUSKOKA — Ten, 9, 8, 7, 6 ….

The countown is on to the Oct. 21 election.

With just over a week to go, talk around the turkey table will be about more than what’s for dessert.

And it’s not dry white meat that may give you indigestion, election debate will be a side dish, if not the main course.

With advance polls now open, it’s time to stand up and be counted.

If you’re undecided, this is a good time to examine closely the party platforms and your conscience.

Do you vote for yourself, your country, the world, your party, your family, your children and grandchildren?

It’s a tough call, but you can do it.

And you should.

Think about it — the repercussions.


Public pressure continues to be put on the issue of climate change.

Climate Change Muskoka supporter were back out Friday in Bracebridge and Huntsville hoping voters will heed their message calling for government action on the crisis.

In Bracebridge, organizer Tamsen Tillson tweeted: “Thanks for coming out, everyone! We topped out at about 17, which is more than last Friday. (I didn’t count, but I’d say between 9 and 12 last week.) Have a fabulous Thanksgiving. We have so much to be gratefulfor.” #climatestrike #climateactionmuskoka #bracebridge #muskoka #thepersonalispolitical #gogretago #smallbutmighty #FridaysforFuture

Meanwhile, they were also out gaining signatures for a petition.

Tillson added: “If you consider yourself a Muskoka person, who believes that there is a climate crisis, that we can and must do something about it, and that we are stronger if we all work together, then you should belong to this group This is a non-political, non-partisan group. Strictly about the environment.”

Climate Action Muskoka and their supporters are getting people to sign a petition against climate change.
A growing number of protesters were at MPP Norm Miller’s office Friday in Bracebridge.

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