The Americas' Packed Elections Calendar

In a year, the hemisphere's political landscape — from Northern Canada to Southern Chile — could be completely different.

Vladimir Torres
Published: Wednesday, 11/30/2005 12:00 am EST

Once again Canadians will go to the polls to elect our Members of Parliament in what many predict will be a nasty campaign. But for all the discussions of our own democratic deficit, from scandals and ethics to hidden agendas, no one in this country is intimidated or harassed into voting one way or another, and no one casts an iota of doubt on the integrity of Elections Canada. Canadians vote freely and as well informed as one chooses to be. Even if there is a snowstorm on election day, we should still count our blessings.

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