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In 2015, just before the last federal election, we produced a movie, led by documentary filmmaker Robert Lang, about young people voting—or more accurately, not voting. In the course of filming of The Drop: Why Young People Don’t Vote, we found that so-called millennials didn’t think their vote mattered and that politicians neither listened to them nor talked about issues of relevance to them. When only 36 per cent voted--and even this was dropping election to election--versus older

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Why the youth vote matters

By Ian Waddell      
Dylan Playfair, featured in the documentary film The Drop, went to Parliament Hill ahead of the 2015 election to speak with party leaders about connecting with youth voters. Photo courtesy of Ian Waddell
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