Voting rules are garbage

Because I am not a Canadian Citizen I am not allowed to vote on garbage and recycling collection

I’m so not impressed with the local government voting that happened on the weekend in Black Creek.

I turned up at the voting hall on my way home from work to vote on an issue which relates to us and has a direct effect on us, to be told I am not entitled to vote.

The vote is in regards to garbage and recycling collection from our house by the local council, for which we will be charged an extra $150 at least per year on our property tax.

I am a permanent resident for more than two years in good standing.

I am a taxpayer.

I pay all my bills.

I own my house.

I have owned my own business and paid all my taxes for the company.

I have a job as security manager at an airport making sure that our Canadian skies are safe and that it’s safe for Canadians to fly. But, because I am not a Canadian Citizen I am not allowed to vote on garbage and recycling collection from the house I own and have paid all my taxes for.

The system is wrong to exclude me for being able to vote on something which effects my family and I.

Andrew Robinson

Black Creek