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Increasing Youth Voter Turnout: Easier Said Than Done

Posted November 29, 2011 | 02:51 PM (EST)

Youth voter turnout appears to have increased in the last federal election, but just barely: 38.8 per cent of 18- to 24-year-olds cast a ballot in 2011, compared with 37.4 per cent in 2008. While any increase in democratic participation is a good thing, this obviously leaves plenty...

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Stop Blaming Young Voters

5 Comments | Posted October 7, 2011 | 10:27 AM (EST)

It's been a busy year for democracy in Canada. Along with the federal election in May, eight provinces and territories will hold regional or local elections before 2011 is over. And after all the ballots have been counted, we can expect to see the usual articles bemoaning the low level...

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