I couldn’t have said it better!
I hope you have had the chance to read Henry Aubin in today’s paper – the article can be found by clicking here.
Yes, twinning the elections would certainly produce more school-board votes, but whether these would be more intelligent votes is another matter.
Democracy thrives with an electorate that’s informed (or at least somewhat informed). Better for citizens not to vote at all than to vote blindly, stupidly.
If the minister were to treat the disease, she’d publicize the relevance of school boards – and not just to immigrants but to everyone, even to people without children. She’d press the boards to deliver to every home a pre-election newsletter in which candidates would be invited to spell out their competing visions. She’d get the boards to hold candidates’ debates; many boards overlook this elementary step, which is often a way to get media coverage.