OTTAWA (The News Desk) — The Harper government unveiled a new campaign today aimed at convincing voters that the act of voting, though integral to the democratic process, is ultimately “not super important in the grand scheme of things.”
The campaign, titled “Voting: Not super important,” will encourage Canadians not to get too serious or divisive about politics, and promote a series of alternative, “more fun” activities to do on election day.
“Canadians are absolutely tired of partisan activities, like voting in an election, which is just about the most divisive thing you can do,” Harper explained during a press conference.
“I guess what we’re trying to tell Canadians is to just chill out for a second. Because, voting? It’s not that big of a deal.”
The campaign will also illustrate, using data and infographics, exactly how little influence each individual Canadian has, all things considered.
“I mean, I only get one vote, and there are millions of people who vote each year. Why should I vote in an election if I know that my voice won’t be heard?” said Harper.
“I can think of so many better things to do with my time on election day.”
The campaign also revealed the country’s most comprehensive listing of cool youth-oriented events occurring on Oct. 19.
“Election day is October 19 — which is coincidentally the same day that we’re throwing Canada’s largest ever craft beer festival!” announced Harper.
“Whether you’re in Toronto, Calgary or Charlottetown, come on down for some crisp, seasonal brews!” ♦
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