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Yes, please do. But, be very careful what you choose to believe there is a lot of misinformation out there. If you're the kind of person who always votes for the same party, election after election, then, by all means, just keep doing that. However, if you're voting for the first time or considering all of the issues, make sure you do your research. Just because a political party, special interest lobby group or a news media outlet says something doesn't make it true. I was listening to a Winnipeg radio station the other day and heard a political ad put on by some special interest group, union, etc. In the ad a woman comments that Hydro rates have increased under Pallister. Every one with even just a fair memory should remember that it was the NDP who went ahead with the Bipole 3 project. It was known then that Hydro would have to double, maybe even triple, electricity rates over the next ten years to cover the cost of Bipole 3. She and whoever ran that ad have a lot of nerve trying to blame that on Pallister's government. That's just one example, if I have to I can find more. I remember, during the federal election campaign in 2015, how some "coalition" was running similar ads on Canadian radio stations and claiming that during Stephen Harper's term, the unemployment rate was the highest it had been since the end of World War 2, when the actual truth was that the highest unemployment in Canada since WW2 occurred in 1982, while Pierre Trudeau and the Liberals were in power. So, yeah, make sure you do your research. Remember too that most, if not all news sources are biased. So, if possible, try to get your info from both sides and than decide for yourself. It's a pretty sad state we're in when even the supposedly respectable news outlets choose to leave out important facts, tell partial truths, or worse, sit there and tell us outright lies with a smug smirk on their face.
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