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iVote: Leaders talk about making democracy matter to youth voters

Three federal party leaders and a Conservative MP met with students at the University of Ottawa to talk about how to get more youth engaged in politics and democracy. Read a recap of Kady O'Malley's live blog coverage.
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, left, and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, along with Green Party leader Elizabeth May and Conservative MP Michael Chong, are talking about how to make politics matter to young people, at a University of Ottawa event called iVote. (Canadian Press)

Three federal party leaders and a reform-minded Conservative MP met with 500 students at the University of Ottawa Tuesday afternoon to talk about how to get more youth engaged in politics and democracy.

It's a session they're calling iVote.

New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May joined Conservative MP Michael Chong, an MP who's made parliamentary reform a focus of his work, at the university.

The session was hosted by former parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page and featured new research by pollster Nik Nanos. Linda Godin, host of TFO's 360, and Steve Paikin, host of TVO's The Agenda, were moderators.

Read a recap of Kady O'Malley's live coverage in our live blog below.

Mobile users, read the liveblog here.