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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Dear Occupy Canada Movement

Posted on Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 8:31 AM

If you REALLY wanted change, you should have voted during the elections. Just because the leaders of all political parties didn't address issues that concern the younger population doesn't mean you need not vote. It's very easy to complain about poverty and joblessness, and hell, I AGREE with the Occupy movement. But in order to actually change anything in our country, YOU HAVE TO VOTE!!! The majority of people occupying Wall Street are the unemployed. Our unemployment rate in Canada is much lower. That's why you don't see as many people protesting in Canada. Here's some stats from Statistics Canada:

55.9% — The proportion of people in Canada aged 18 to 24 who reported that they had voted in the last federal election.

75.8% — The proportion of people in Canada aged 25 to 54 who reported that they had voted in the last federal election.

89.4% — The proportion of people in Canada aged 55 and over who reported that they had voted in the last federal election.

So only half of young people voted. Therefor, instead of complaining that you want change, be pro-active in your approach to changing the country. Then at least your complaints will be valid because you actually DID do your part as a citizen. —anonymous_voter

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