‘Put on your pants, go vote’

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As evidenced by the recent scandal in Montreal where out-of-province students were claiming Quebec long-term residency so they could vote, it is clear that young people can make an impact in Quebec elections. In 2012, voters aged 18 to 35 turned out with a 22 per cent voter increase for the election, according to Sylvia Martin-Laforge, director general of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN).

A new campaign launched by the QCGN and the Directeur général des élections du Québec (DGEQ) called “Vote it Up” aims to encourage these Anglophone voters to throw some pants and get out the door to go vote on April 7. The campaign video shows a young man in his Montreal apartment having trouble making decisions in the morning and he ends up walking out the front door without pants on.

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