Cross Country Checkup

What motivates you to participate in this year's federal election?

The wheels of October's federal election are now in motion. What will determine how voters — especially youth and ethnic communities — cast their votes? The candidate, the party, or the leader?
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh speaks with the media following caucus on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Nov. 28, 2018. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)
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Political engagement

Three by-elections. An unexpected cabinet shuffle. An election year. Volatile voters.

The Prime Minister has called for three by-elections this week. NDP leader Jagmeet Singh will get his chance to win a seat on Parliament Hill in B.C.'s Burnaby-South riding.

On Monday, the Liberal government will also see a cabinet shuffle, after veteran MP Scott Brison stepped down from cabinet and announced he wouldn't seek re-election.

The wheels of October's federal election are now in motion. What will determine how voters — especially youth and ethnic communities — cast their votes? The candidate, the party, or the leader?

Our question this week: What motivates you to participate in this year's federal election?

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