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BC Voting Age

/ 97.3 The Eagle
              B-C Green Party leader Andrew Weaver is making another attempt to lower the voting age in the province to 16. Weaver has for the third time introduced a private member’s bill that would make the change — saying young people are the leaders of tomorrow and deserve a say in the direction the province is heading. The bill comes one say after Elections B-C announced that only 56 per cent of 18- to 24-year-olds and 46 per cent of 25- to 35-year-olds voted in the last provincial election. Weaver says lowering the voting age has led to substantially higher levels of political participation in Scotland, Argentina, Austria and Brazil.

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