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People leave a polling station after voting on federal election day in Montreal on Sept. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

To vote or not to vote? The reasons people vote or abstain

Many factors affect the decision of whether or not to vote in an election: the decision is mostly about motivation, interest in politics and sense of duty.
There are several moves afoot to lower the voting age from 18 to 16. It’s long overdue. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Why lowering the voting age in Canada is such a good idea

Voting rights in Canada have changed over time to become more inclusive. Challenging age discrimination in Canada’s election system could be the next step in expanding and strengthening our democracy.

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