In 2015, Canadians of voting age turned out at 68.5 per cent -- in an election that would see Liberal Justin Trudeau take the helm. It was a fairly good turnout.
The overall voter turnout rate for the 18–24 age group was 57.1 per cent, over 10 per cent less than the eligible voting public.
Natasha Annett-Lawrence is the wife of PC hopeful Phil Lawrence. She ran a PC party membership phone drive on Saturday, Jan. 24 in Cobourg.
Speaking on political volunteering in general, she said, “It’s a good way for your voice to be heard. It’s a good way to see how the political process works first hand, and it’s incredibly enriching… you form friendships.”
Protests on tuition cuts, sex-ed reform and minimum wage stagnation fill the streets. We even turn out in large numbers to protest the policies of Donald Trump. That seems mildly ironic -- given the state of affairs in Canada.
Had more young adults voted, the political landscape would be different. It is doubtful the
second-place NDP, under Andrea Horvath, would be cutting OSAP or rolling back sex education
The future is yours – just vote for the one you want.