Gatineau, Que. By voting or not, young Canadians will decide May 2 whether our country will move towards greater assistance to banks and large corporations or towards a growing economy based on wealth sharing and Canadians’ well-being.

An analysis of EKOS polling between July 7 and Sept. 28 of last year suggested Canadians between the ages of 18 and 24 would elect a Liberal minority government, with a substantial increase in representation for the New Democrats, Bloc Québécois, and Greens. The Conservative party would be severely reduced, virtually wiped out in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes.

Unfortunately, only 37 per cent of eligible voters between the ages of 18 and 24 exercised their democratic duty during the 2008 federal election. Let’s hope these facts will catch young voters’ attention and bring them to the ballots May 2. More then ever, the future of a Canada for all Canadians is in young Canadian voters’ hands.


Bruno Marquis, Gatineau, Que