A brave attempt to engage young people in the Provincial Election has foundered because of lack of interest.

Youth Worker, Tim Greenwood, commendably organised a “Youth Election Event” tonight at Valley View Alliance Church on Davis Drive but he says it has been cancelled due to low numbers.

As it happens, in today’s Toronto Star, Bob Hepburn says disengagement with politics is now so bad we could see a record low turnout. In 2011, fewer than half eligible voters bothered to cast a ballot.

Hepburn says turnout for voters under 30 could fall below 25%.

Should we be worried?

I’d say.


 

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