Thank You

My friends thank you so much for all of your support for the provincial election section of Warren's World.
Your demonstrated care in the issues makes all the difference. You all are the reason we created this advocacy section for the provincial election in the first place -- to get the issues of people with disabilities out there to the leaders.
The fact that more than 50,000 of you participated in this forum is a sign that these issues matter. The fact that many of you took the time to register an e-vote suggests that caregiving is something that affects all of us.
Hopefully, the elected leaders of Ontario's parties will work toward building upon the caregiver policies we currently have (which are good), and strengthening these to create a world model of a comprehsenvise caregiver strategy (which is where we should be).
And remember, advocacy is about raising awareness and making change. Elections come and go, and elections are only one forum through which to voice our concerns. You can continue to express your support and voice your concerns in this site, because, for us, our work is just getting started.

What If?

Today is the last day of political campaigning for the 2007 Ontario Election. Tomorrow is, of course, voting day.

What would happen if no one voted? I mean, absolutely NO ONE. Not a single person casting a single vote anywhere in Ontario.

What then would happen?

Well, it hasn't happened before. But if it did, you might be surprised to learn to controls the helm.

The Lieutenant Governor makes the final choice in such an extraordinary instance. While his is a more ceremonial role, his constitutional role would kick into full gear.

As I say, this has never happened. But what if it did? It very well could if people continued to insist that they're not going to vote.

Personally speaking, you know what really annoys me is that fact that this election has not been the public debating of real, human issues - issues like caregiving, helping the elderly, enhancing ODSP, and disability issues in general. Sure, there have been one or two mentions, but that's NOT enough.

Governance is about doing the things that no one else can or will do.

If we're not prepared to even talk about these issues during the elections that lead up to governing, what has become of us?

Did I Get Your Attention?

My friends completely ignore my previous blog. I was Just KIDDING and trying to reflect how many people are feeling. I was not kidding about the Raptors though. GO RAPTORS. Sorry I am a basketball fanatic. Of course it is important to vote. Get
out there and do it!

It's All BS

My friends, I have seen the light. For the entire election period, I have been telling you to VOTE VOTE VOTE. Upon reflection I am not sure it really matters. For those of you saying "Warren you have done a complete 180", if John Torry can change his mind I can to. For those of you who think politicians are full of BS, you're probably right. How do we know they are telling the truth and are going to make real change anyway?
Go do something better instead. I recommend the following:
* Take your girlfriend to dinner and a movie - works every time. In terms of a movie I recommend the Kingdom even though I can't stand Jamie Fox as an actor.
* Go out with your friends to your favourite establishment and have a good time.
* Purchase tickets for the upcoming Raptors season. I strongly believe we will make it to at least the second round of the playoffs this year, as last year's first round exit from the playoffs was a great learning experience.
Before I was dead set on voting, and now I am not sure at all. One thing I do know is that the Raptors will not let us down like our politicians have GO RAPTORS!