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What are your personal policies?

We’ve listened to our political leaders for last couple of months and now the people have spoken. A minority government for as long as Justin Trudeau can hold the confidence of the house and then we do it all over again. I cast my vote on Monday but now I truly believe the best thing I can do is follow my own personal policies and do my part to contribute to our great country.

So I ask the question?

Regardless of who is running the country, what I really want to know is what are you personally going to do? What are your own personal policies and will you be true to your word.

Politicians make all kinds of promises and sometimes follow through and sometimes they don’t and we bitch and complain about them but truly don’t we do the same thing?

We say we will eat healthy and exercise more. We say we will compost, never use plastic, bike more and use our car less etc etc. but do we always hold true to our word?

The following were the top 5 concerns during the election:

  1. Health Care
  2. Environment/Climate Change
  3. Education
  4. Cost of living/taxes
  5. Immigration

I ask you to create your own personal policies to help support these areas on a personal level to help make our country stronger. For example.

  1. I commit to focusing on my own personal health by living a healthy lifestyle and taking pressure off the medical system. I will do this by eating a whole food diet rich in fruits and veggies, moving my body most days, drinking more water, stressing less, meditating, begin each day with 3 things I am grateful for and sleeping 7-8 hours each night.
  2. I will be very mindful when it comes to the environment and doing my part to take care of our earth. I will walk or bike when I can. I will carpool more. I will use less/no plastic when shopping, I will research alternative forms of clean energy for my home.
  3. I commit to continually learning through reading, listening to podcasts and using free resources like EdX.org to continue my own learning and I will continue to support scholarship funds at University of Manitoba to help others get their education.
  4. I will commit to spend my money wisely on things I need and not waste my money on things I don’t need. This will allow more money to give back to others in need.
  5. I will be open to newcomers who are making Canada their home and do my part in making their transition easier by volunteering and donating items.

That’s a start, there are many other small things we can all do to contribute to a strong and vibrant country. Use your energy for positive change and not complaining waiting for someone else to change your life.

We live in one of the greatest democracies in the world. You have the freedom to create your own policies and live by them. Use your positive energy to fuel a positive community and country and leave the negative talk to the media.

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