B.C. Green Party leader calls on young people to vote in May election

By Jill Sperling
March 27, 2017 - 5:00pm

KAMLOOPS — B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver was in Kamloops Monday to talk to voters at Thompson Rivers University. 

Weaver explained that his party is gaining momentum, however, there is still a large segment of the population that chooses not to vote. 

This is especially true with young adults aged 18-24. Weaver said only 30-40 per cent of that demographic is voting. 

He added the youth vote is vitally important because they are the ones that will have to live with the decision being made by the current generation of politicians.

"The youth of today are not participating in our democratic institutions, and so in some sense you have yourself to blame if you're not willing to get engaged because you're going to live the consequences," Weaver said. "Be part of the system now so that you know that people have your interests front and centre, not just their re-election interests front and centre when they're making policy."

Weaver said his party will be unveiling its education plan in the coming weeks. The agriculture plan will be unveiled on Tuesday. 

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