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Women and weed tipping point in last election

By Sheila Copps      

Getting out the vote was the easy part. Keeping it will not be.

A young woman, pictured at a 4/20 event on Parliament Hill. Liberal Vancouver Quadra MP Joyce Murray, through her private member's legislation, researched the multiple socio-economic arguments for legalization. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
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OTTAWA—Women and weed were the tipping point in the last election. According to last week’s Elections Canada 2015 voter update, the number of young women voters rose an astonishing 20 per cent. Similar positive results were posted for first-time young male voters, with a 17 per cent increase in their turnout. Those hikes meant more than 57 per cent of younger people voted. Older voters continued to participate at a higher rate, but the youth increase was triple

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