Young people, in Canada and abroad, represent an enormous opportunity. Not only are they the largest-ever youth cohort, but research shows that young people today are far more educated, connected, and socially responsible than ever before.
NDP MP Charlie Angus, fourth from right, who is his party's critic for the Indigenous Youth portfolio, poses with youth from Nishnawbe Aski Nation in northern Ontario. Millennials have the potential to be the largest generation voting in the 2019 election, and youth voter turnout is on the rise, writes Janet Longmore. The Indigenous population in Canada is young and rapidly expanding; nearly half of Indigenous peoples in Canada are under the age of 24. The Hill Times file photograph
We have hit a generational tipping point in Canadian political engagement.
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