TEENS NOW TALK POLITI-X
by Nava ⋅ October 5, 2017
You Have a Right to Vote - Did you know you can start voting at any age?
Well, that’s not completely true – if you show up at a poll booth for a municipal, provincial or federal election in Canada and you’re not 18 or older, you’ll be turned away.
But no matter how old you are, you’re voting every time you make a decision.
You vote with your money, and every time you spend your allowance or hard-earned cash, you’re giving a vote of support to the people who receive it. And your everyday actions are votes: when you decide between driving to school, walking or taking the bus, for example, you’re actually voting on how transportation should be managed in your community.
You make a vote with each product you purchase, every time you identify with a brand and the media you decide to support by reading or watching.
What issues do you think youth should watch out for when they vote? Let us know in the comments below, and your thoughts could be featured!