Breakfast Buzz: Should the voting age be lowered to 16?

It’s nearly decision time for voters after a long federal election campaign.
A private members bill is proposing to lower the voting age in Canada to 16. Should we do it?. File / Global News

SASKATOON – Should 16-year-old Canadians have the right to vote? That would the case if a private members bill introduced in Parliament Thursday passes.

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Supporter say it would reflect the maturity of 16-year-olds who are already allowed to leave school, start working and drive. It might also encourage a higher youth voter turnout. On the other side, critics argue that 16-year-olds might not have the best judgement or make the most informed decisions.

What do you think? Are 16 and 17-year-olds mature enough to vote? Should we lower the voting age to 16?

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