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TOWHEY: Democracy is not a spectator sport -- get involved, join a party

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If you want to change Canada…

If you want to solve climate change … If you want to end poverty … If you want to lower taxes … If you want to end racism … If you want to get government out of your business … If you want to ban guns …

Join the Conservative Party of Canada. They’re picking a new leader on June 27. To have a say, you must be a member on April 17.

Or, join any political party. Heck, join all the political parties!

I once heard former Reform Party leader Preston Manning say “politics is not a spectator sport.” The idea stuck with me.

Democracy is not about showing up to vote. It’s about shaping and directing government. Your best chance to do that happens well before election day.

If you’ve ever complained your vote doesn’t count, or our........

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