Students opt for Conservative minority in mock elections

There’s a neat story over at the CBC about a mock election held Canada Wide for youth.

“Some of these kids are making more informed decisions that some adults are,” said Martin-Keilty on Oct. 10.

“This morning I had kids as little light bulbs say: ‘I was going to vote Conservative but in the party’s platform it says the Conservatives want to cut $45 million in culture and the arts, and culture and the arts are very important to me, so now I am not voting for them.'”

“For a 13-year-old to say that — wow.”

Now, if only their parents would say that too…

Unfortunately, the end results were similar to the real election, with the Conservatives taking a minority win.