To Vote or Not to Vote: That Shouldn't Be the Question

Vladimir Torres
Published: Wednesday, 12/07/2005 12:00 am EST

Voter turnout in Canadian federal elections, as in many other western democracies, has been declining over the past two decades. It has gone from over 75 per cent in 1988 down to 60.9 per cent in 2004 --the lowest since 1896. Many have argued that the timing of the current election will in all likelihood reinforce the trend, as holidays and winter occupy the minds of Canadians.

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