In Saskatchewan, we may be hit by three (count 'em, three) elections in quick succession this fall.
1. In the Saskatoon Riversdale Provincial (as in State or County) Riding, the by-election is set for mid-September.
2. In late-October, we have elections for Saskatoon City Council (like other urban and rural municipalities in the province).
3. Now, there's a chance we may have a Federal (national) election as well -- the key issue being programs of support for workers who lost their jobs in the recession (such as Employment Insurance).
I think elections are a good thing. It is actually a chance for people who want to think, to think about the issues that effect their lives -- political or more-than-political.
But three in a row in a few months? Let's get serious!
Yes, there are significant issues we have to deal with in our community, province, and nation. But to try to tackle all the problems at, effectively, the same time, is to invite being overwhelmed -- politicians and voters alike.