Sunday, November 1st, 2009

more Canadianisms

Filed under: random — alison @ 12:44

Mark and I have just gotten back from the polls.

This morning Poupoune and I dressed up in our winter clothes and went to pick up my suits at the dry cleaners, partly as an exercise to see how cold it was before going out for a longer walk this afternoon. The weather was really quite warm and beautiful, so when I got back I traded my coat for sunglasses, and the dog for Mark, and we headed out to the local school to cast our ballots.

As we left the house, Mark locked the door but didn’t set the alarm. I think that’s the first time I’ve seen him demonstrate this level of trust in his neighbours. Chalk one up for becoming Canadian!

Then Mark cast his first Canadian vote at the gym of the local high school.

Outside the local high school gym, about to cast his first Canadian vote

Outside the local high school gym, about to cast his first Canadian vote

Then… oops, I had left my wallet in my coat after coming back from the dry cleaner’s. No ID? No problem. Mark has ID, and he’s a citizen, and we both have our voting cards proving that there’s someone with my name living at Mark’s address, so all he had to do was swear that that someone was me, and voilà, I voted too. He’s so Canadian, he can even secure voting rights for other people!


  1. Just dropped by to see how you are. I miss you.

    Comment by Kathleen — Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 @ 15:10

  2. Is it really that easy to fraud your wat into Canadian elections? Well atleast Mark feels like a real Canadian now :D .

    Comment by Michel Everts — Thursday, November 19th, 2009 @ 18:35

  3. Michel: I guess it just means we think that including an occasional fraud is less of a danger than preventing people from exercising their right and performing their duty to vote. I think we have our priorities right.

    Comment by alison — Monday, March 22nd, 2010 @ 11:09

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