Alberta troops can't vote in civic election | Canada | News | Toronto Sun:
They're supplied with the bullets and rifles to defend democracy, but not the ballots to take part in elections back home.
If anyone should be marking an 'X' on Oct.18, it's the hundreds of Alberta soldiers serving in Afghanistan, risking snipers and bombs to establish democracy for citizens of a former dictatorship.
People in that war-torn country can cast ballots because Canadian soldiers are there to protect their fragile democracy. But somehow, those wearing the Maple Leaf have no such privilege.
Alberta, with two weeks to go before voting day, has failed to offer municipal ballot provisions for soldiers serving around Kandahar and Kabul.
Simply put, Alberta's troops can't vote. --->>>