It’s Your Call
Politicians meet in Parliament to make the decisions that govern our country, but each elector has the opportunity to decide who those politicians are.

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Shaping the Future

Seizing the Opportunity
Over 250 years of history, voting has evolved from a rare privilege to a universal right. Political power in Canada was transferred first from the colonial authorities to a select few among the population, then gradually to every citizen over 18 years of age. As the right to vote was extended, so too were the mechanisms by which electors can cast their votes. As a result, exercising this right today is simply a question of seizing the opportunity every time an election is called. Yet on average, about one out of four electors still forfeits that opportunity. The next step in the evolution of elections is to progress toward full electoral participation.

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