18 November 2010

Manitoba to Require Kids to Stay in School Until Voting Age

The Manitoba government will raise the age for truancy to 18, the age at which a person is eligible to vote in that province (and everywhere else in Canada?).
Students only will be allowed to leave earlier if they earn their high-school diploma or join a workforce training program.
How about instead lowering the voting age to 16? Unless voting age isn't the issue but something else is behind this legislation, despite government hype.

I don't know why the voting age shouldn't be 16 for federal elections. The change should have been implemented long ago.

Oh, wait. There is a reason. Young people generally tend toward more socially progressive parties.

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