Getting Out the Racialized Youth Vote

Voter turn out is traditionally low amongst racialized youth. It is with this in mind that the Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA) gathered dozens of youth from the Malvern community to have their…

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Getting First-Time Voters to the Polls

When it comes to elections, new Canadian citizens and young Canadian voters share similar challenges. Broadly speaking these two demographics share an unfamiliarity with the Canadian democratic process. Put another way, both are often first…

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Expat Voting Ban: ‘Troubling’ Trend in Canadian Citizenship

The Conservative government’s support of a ban preventing long-term expats from voting in the federal elections is not surprising, say Canadian academics. University of Ottawa law professor Michael Pal says a decision made last week…

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Canada Falling Behind in Successfully Integrating Immigrants

Canada is taking a step back on immigration policy, according to the Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX), released yesterday. Canada scored 68 out of a possible 100 points for 2014, which is a four-point decline from…

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Don Curry

Enabling Permanent Residents To Vote Municipally is ‘Smart Thing To Do’

The North Bay City Council voted last night 8-2 in support of the right of permanent residents to vote in municipal and school board elections. Letters will be sent to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, the…

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