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Learning to be a Full Canadian Citizen: Youth, Elections and Ignorance

@inproceedings{Cook2004LearningTB,
  title={Learning to be a Full Canadian Citizen: Youth, Elections and Ignorance},
  author={S. Cook},
  year={2004}
}
  • S. Cook
  • Published 2004
  • Political Science
  • he discouragingly low percentage of Canadians who chose to vote in the just-past federal election campaign – the lowest at 60.5 percent since Canada’s first federal election held 137 years ago – has preoccupied political observers throughout the summer. Even more worrisome, however, is the rate by voter age: in the 2004 election, 80 percent of those aged 58 to 67 voted, 66 percent of those between 38 and 47, while only 22 percent of 18 to 20 year-olds did so.i Clearly, the civic disengagement… CONTINUE READING
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