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 »
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.
Starting your driver's training in grade 9 so you can achieve your full driver's license early in grade 11. Some training would take place in school.
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 »
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 »