When Niagara Falls voters were called to the polls last February in a hotly-contested provincial by-election, just under 38 per cent of registered voters actually cast a ballot. While turnout in by-elections is traditionally lower than in general elections, the participation rate is yet another sign that many Niagara-area residents — and Canadians, in general — are complacent about exercising a right that generations have fought for tirelessly, and in the case of our fallen veterans, sometimes at the cost of their lives.

Published By: Brock University Niagara Community Observatory

Publication Date: May, 2014

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