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Voter Apathy Stems From Evolving Trends, Lack of Trust: Pundits

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With less than a week to go before election day, recent Ipsos survey results raise concerns over voter apathy and low voter turnout, showing that over 35 percent of Canadian voters don’t like any of the parties and that 13 percent are “completely undecided” as to which candidate they will vote for. Hamish Telford, an associate professor of political science at the University of the Fraser Valley, says there’s “a variety of long-term trends” that leave voters less enthusiastic today compared to in the past. “The fractionalization of the party system is representative to a certain extent of that dissatisfaction,” Telford told The Epoch Times. “People don’t join parties like they used to, and so they don’t have the same membership that they used to. Members tend to be older—young people don’t join the parties at all.” It may also be harder these days for voters who are disillusioned with the …

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