OUR VIEW: Good information is key for voters

Get involved and get informed before going to the polls on May 9

Getting to the polls is easy enough. Find out about your riding, learn who your candidates are, turn up on the day of the vote, and make your X on that paper.

But before you do that, you have to make up your mind. And we hope that you do it based on the issues.

In the coming weeks, leading up to the expected May 9 provincial election, we’ll be trying to give you as much information as we’re able to supply.

We will be running profiles on all of our local candidates to give you an idea of where the candidates stand on specific issues.

We are also partnering with the Young Professionals of Campbell River in hosting an All Candidates Forum on April 26 at the Tidemark Theatre. Questions derived from the Campbell River Mirror and North Island Gazette readers and members of the Young Professionals group will be put to the candidates.

Send us letters or comment on our Facebook page, and let us know what issues you want your local MLA hopefuls to address.

We’ve always encouraged our local politicians to be responsive to the public during their whole terms. But their minds are never quite so focused on the wishes of their voters as they are right now.

For the next few weeks, Campbell River voters have a chance to influence the shape of the province during the next four years.

We hope it turns out well.