Wednesday, February 23, 2011

SIMP Alert #1: Canadian voter apathy

In a world where people are willing to shed blood  for the slim probability of having a say in their government (Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Yemen, Bahrain), we had a record low voter turnout in the 2008 Federal election. 
Voter turnout for 2008 was a record low 59.1% . The Conservatives garnered 37.63% of the popular vote, meaning that only 22.23% of eligible voters, less than 1/4(!), voted for Stephen Harper! Whether or not one likes Harper is besides the point: the National leader should be the choice of more than a quarter of eligible voters!

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