Title

Clicking With Youth Voters Critical In Next Election: Gooch

Document Type

Media Mention

Publication Date

6-18-2017

Source Publication

OurWindsor

Description

The countdown is on for the 2018 provincial election in Ontario. As political parties prepare to compete for support, what will inspire young people in this election to vote?

The 2015 federal election ignited a passionate response from young Canadians. No doubt motivated by a charismatic leader promising to legalize weed. Elections Canada reported an unprecedented 18 per cent increase in participation for voters aged 18-24. Turn out for 25-34-year-olds also spiked from 45.1 per cent in the 2011 election to 57.4 per cent in 2015.

Despite accusations of apathy, young Canadians are deeply engaged politically. Our points of interest and chosen actions vary greatly, but our effort is always to improve our surroundings and ourselves.