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On October 19th, Vote!
In Canada, elections keep coming and the participation rates keep dropping. Fewer and fewer voters head out to the polls on election day, and while the participation rate was close to 70% before 1992, it has stagnated around 60% for the past 20 years. It`s a worrisome conclusion to draw for Canadian democracy, and many people and organisations seek to remedy it. Among them, ex-Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page tries to motivate the young and the old to participate in democratic life and vote as part of the I Vote / Je Vote campaign, a student initiative organized at Ottawa University.
Kevin Page explains why voting is still important in spite of ambient cynicism.
Réalisateur: Raphaëlle Mercier
Production year: 2015
In Canada, elections keep coming and the participation rates keep dropping. Fewer and fewer voters head out to the polls on election day, and while the participation rate was close to 70% before 1992, it has stagnated around 60% for the past 20 years.
It`s a worrisome conclusion to draw for Canadian democracy, and many people and organisations seek to remedy it. Among them, ex-Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page tries to motivate the young and the old to participate in democratic life and vote as part of the I Vote / Je Vote campaign, a student initiative organized at Ottawa University.
KEVIN PAGE, ancien directeur parlementaire du budget fédéral, prend place sur le divan, après avoir ajusté la caméra.
Durant le témoignage, des photos d'archives sont présentée en appui aux propos.
Je suis vraiment concerné de
la tendance pour les Canadiens
de ne pas voter aux élections.
Le pourcentage maintenant, comme
60% en général, moins de 40%
pour les jeunes, c'est pas
suffisant à mon avis
pour notre démocratie.
C'est un problème global,
pas juste un problème canadien.
Mais je suis un professeur de
l'Université d'Ottawa. J'ai
passé beaucoup de temps avec les
jeunes et je sais qu'avec les
jeunes, il y a... Quand ils
regardent nos leaders, ils
disent... Je pense que les
leaders ne sont pas préoccupés
par leurs grandes questions:
des questions environnementales,
des questions d'innovation,
des questions d'éducation.
Alors, il y a un bon niveau
de cynisme maintenant.
Je suis vraiment fier de la
campagne iVote-JeVote. C'est
une campagne des étudiants de
l'Université d'Ottawa. C'est
une campagne qui commence avec
l'importance de participation,
l'importance d'engagement et
commence avec une session
avec M. Trudeau, M. Mulcair,
Mme May, Michael Chong.
Alors juste sur les questions
d'engagement... La pression
maintenant, c'est... On commence
à engager des questions
peut-être comme plus difficiles.
Aujourd'hui, il y a une session
sur la question des sciences
avec M. Suzuki. Demain, il y a
une session... Cette semaine, il
y a une session sur l'économie
avec M. Mulcair. Cette semaine,
il y a une autre session avec...
notre système de santé avec
M. Romanow. Alors, ce sont les
étudiants qui pensent que c'est
important d'avoir les vrais
leaders, le leader qui parle
honnêtement des grandes
questions, mais de pouvoir
le faire face à face avec le
leadership. Créer une occasion
pour les jeunes d'influencer
les politiciens et influencer
les vrais leaders de pensée.
J'espère que tous les Canadiens
vont voter à la prochaine
élection. Pour moi, c'est
important de voter parce que
vous avez, dans notre système
électoral, une occasion
d'influencer les politiciens,
les priorités, les directions
politiques, et vous avez une
occasion d'assurer un bon
KEVIN PAGE se lève et se dirige vers le petit téléviseur. Puis KEVIN PAGE sort du studio.
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