We know that people who start voting young tend to become voters for life. By including youth in the democratic process earlier, we can take a giant step towards a healthier democracy.
It flies in the face of fairness that 16 and 17-year olds are old enough to work — and pay taxes — while not being allowed to vote for the government those taxes are funding.
Elizabeth May and the Green Party strongly believe that our youth deserve better.
[Reprinted from the KitConGreens blog]