Education

Encouraging Youth Voter Participation, Improving Civic Education

This policy would seek to allow youth to pre-register to vote upon the age of 15, and making the voter registration a part of the Ontario grade 10 civics course, to increase the level of engagement and attachment youth would have in the democratic process before they vote upon turning 18. Australia and several American states allow for voter registration below the age of 18, and there there is a positive correlation ...more »

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Education

Aboriginal Education and Youth

Work with all stakeholders to improve educational outcomes of Ontario's Aboriginal Youth and meaningful investments to close the gap on high school completion. 50% of the Aboriginal population is under the age of 24 and hundreds of thousands of them are coming of age and working age. We need their participation in the future economy of the province particularly with retiring boomers increasing.

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Open Government

Make it Easy for Popular Parties to Have an Official Voice

To make every vote meaningful it should be relatively easy for voters of small parties with popular ideas, like the Marijuana Party, or the End the Breed Ban Party, or the One School System Party for example, to send those party's Leaders to the Legislature in an official capacity to advocate, every day, for each party's aims, goals, issues and objectives. This can easily be accomplished by changing the way we count ...more »

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Fair & Just Society

LOWER THE PROVINCIAL AND MUNICIPAL VOTING AGE IN ONTARIO

By lowering the provincial and muncipal voting age in Ontario, we would not only encourage youth to become engaged citizens, but we would make our government accountable to our province's youth. Currently, only citizens at least 18 years of age are considered to be qualified electors both the provincial and municipal levels in the Province of Ontario. The Government of Ontario should amend the current voting age ...more »

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