Founder of Generation Squeeze campaign, UBC Professor
Paul Kershaw is a farmer morning and night. By day, he is a professor, public speaker, volunteer, and regular media contributor. Kershaw is one of Canada’s top thinkers about generational inequity with Canadian Family magazine describing him as “the ‘ Generation Squeeze’ guru.” Twice the Canadian Political Science Association has awarded Kershaw national prizes for his research. At the University of British Columbia, Kershaw is a faculty member of the Human Early Learning Partnership in the School of Population and Public Health, where he is a Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation Scholar.
While it may not be good for our democracy, one can understand why parties in power don't feel the need to court the youth vote. They are winning without it. Incumbents are being re-elected to power because they consistently win more support from the older part of the population who show up.
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