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Entries Tagged as 'youth'

Yes, let’s lower the voting age in Canada.

January 31st, 2016 · · 2 Comments · Children & youth, Democracy

I was very pleased to see that MP Don Davies introduced a private member’s bill this past week calling for the voting age to be lowered to age 16. I know private member’s bills usually never make it, but this one is well worth other MPs’ backing. I’ve long been of the view that youth […]

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Young university grads having a hard time in the Canadian labour market

September 13th, 2010 · · 6 Comments · Economy, Education, Employment & labour, Poverty, inequality & welfare

An interesting chart from The Economist shows that over a third of young university graduates in Canada end up working in low skilled jobs. In fact, Canada is second only to Spain in the OECD when it comes to young grads employed in jobs that fail to take advantage of their skills. There is certainly […]

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