OTTAWA CITIZEN | Warning – young people mistrust government. Here's what to do about it

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Published: 17May2019

Youth are worried about the future. A national online survey conducted by Abacus Data, with 1,000 youth between the ages of 15 to 30, reveals our political priorities, our lack of trust in governments and the top issues we are currently facing. Like our peers, we worry about gender issues and the rise of extremism, but what we are most concerned about is the rising cost of housing, mental health issues, and knowing how to contribute to solving these issues.

Due to this uncertainty about our future, there is a disconnect between youth and governments, says Catherine Morrison, Co-President of McGill Women in Leadership Students’ Association. 

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