WATCH — How do Canadian elections work?

Story by CBC Kids News • 2021-08-30 05:59

Who gets elected and how?

Candidates, ridings, majority, minority… it all sounds like adultspeak, right?


Even if kids can’t vote, they still have a say in what their elected officials are doing on the job.

Want to know how to get involved?

Watch this video to learn more:

Stay informed!

For more information on elections in Canada, check out these articles:

Keep an eye on for more videos about the election process.

We also want to know what issues are most important to you for this election.

Email us at and tell us what you want us to ask Canada's political leaders.

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