Jakob Sanderson, president of the University of Manitoba Students’ Union, says he’s optimistic the high 2015 youth turnout can be repeated even with the very different dynamic of the 2019 campaign. “Every student we talk to either already thinks they are going to vote or is very excited to get information and find out how,” he says. “For the first time, the millennial generation is going to be the largest voting bloc.”
See more of Sanderson’s comments in a piece by Maclean’s Ottawa bureau chief, John Geddes, detailing how a large turnout among students and recent graduates could be a decisive factor yet again in this year’s federal election – and what new policies the Liberal party is promising students in order to court this key demographic, including increases to student grants, and easing the terms of student loan repayments.
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