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Elections Canada—Voter Participation Rates

Elections Canada—Voter Participation Rates

Elections Canada—Voter Participation Rates


Published on 4 March 2014
Your Question Period by Senator Art Eggleton

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Hon. Art Eggleton:

Honourable senators, I am pleased to ask a question that comes from Jordan Hill of Dundas, Ontario, to the government leader in the Senate. He says the following:

The number of voters in Canada is in long term decline. Since the demographic who vote with the most regularity are aging, Canada can expect voter turnout to continue its decline. Why are young people disinclined to vote? What is being done about increasing the likelihood of voting? Have voting incentives been considered? Has lowering the voting age been considered? Is internet voting been considered?

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