Monday, 25 April 2011

No. 39: Harper's former speech writer declares youth bad for vote

I would like to see the research this man bases these comments on - except there isn't any:

"Is it a wise idea to encourage young people to vote who aren't well informed on politics and current events to begin with. For instance, there is a political radicalism among youth -especially the type of youth who would stay home on election day -that could lead to many fringe parties receiving votes. This is good for democracy, but not necessarily for political stability. While no one is expecting all young people to have PhD-level understanding of the Canadian political system, a decent amount of knowledge would be nice.