Thursday, March 4, 2010

Time for people to get invested in municipal politics - / / | Time for people to get invested in municipal politics:

Canadians simply don't trust politicians, and that's why they don't vote, says a Trent University professor.

Prof. Jonathon Greene, who teaches Canadian studies in the politics department at Peterborough's Trent University, said studies show voter turnout has been declining at the municipal, provincial and federal level because Canadians no longer have faith in politicians nor the political process.

... Prof. Greene added the younger a person is, the less likely they are to mark a ballot for any of the three levels of government. As a person's age increases, so too does voter turnout. Cobourg tracked the percentage of people in their 20s through 70s who voted in 2006, and the numbers consistently got higher as the 10-year age ranges rose. ...

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