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Voting app aims to get young Canadians to polls

A Concordia University student is hoping to help reverse the voter apathy trend among young people across Canada in advance of the expected fall federal election. Matthew Heuman has created a new voting application for smart phones and tablets that he says gives youth voters the tools they need at election time — and takes away excuses for not voting.

Courtesy of CBC News – Politics

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Youth employment down in June

There were 26,000 fewer youths working in Canada in June 2015, bringing employment for this group to the same level as 12 months earlier. The youth unemployment rate in June was little changed at 12.9%, as fewer young Canadians participated in the labour market. For men aged 55 and older, employment increased by 24,000 positions last month. 

Courtesy of Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey

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Student Vote Canada: Register Now!

The 2015 Federal Election is now less than four months away and excitement continues to build. This October, elementary and high school students across the country will have an opportunity to cast their own ballots as part of Student Vote Canada. This is the fifth federal Student Vote project and more than 2,500 schools have already signed up.

Courtesy of Student Vote

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Leaders commit to slash emissions at Climate Summit of Americas

Representatives from twenty-two provinces, states, and other regions across the Americas recently signed a climate action statement aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions and developing clean energy at the Climate Summit of the Americas in Toronto, Ontario.

Courtesy of National Observer

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