Oct 22, 2018
By Valerie Massie
It’s municipal election day across Ontario. Older Canadians have long been among Canada’s most committed voters. Elections Canada estimates that, on average, 75.1% of all citizens between 65 and 74 cast a ballot in 2011’s general federal election. Nearly 60.3% of all citizens over 75 turned out to vote as well, boasting a turnout rate much higher than that of younger adults. Older voters make up a powerful decision-making bloc, especially as the population continues to age. Nearly 25% of the Canadian population is over the age of 55. Their votes and voices matter, and federal party leaders have taken notice.
Libby is joined by longtime Toronto city councillor, Norm Kelly; Wanda Morris, Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer for CARP; and Paul Pelligrini, President of Sussex Strategy Group.