Voters making their choices as Oct. 19 election nears

By Mark Barrett

Oct 6th , 2015

Rebecca Lawrence likes what she hears when federal liberal leader Justin Trudeau talks.

“I like the fact that he’s young yet mature enough to lead the country. Stephen Harper really needs to go,” said the Pickering Ont. native.

If enough young people voted instead of complaining, Canadians could see the change Trudeau is talking about, Lawrence said.

The 2015 national election is Oct. 19 and increasingly voters seem to have made up their minds. Nearly three million young Canadians are eligible to vote this upcoming election.

If enough young people voted instead of complaining, Canadians could see the change Trudeau is talking about, Lawrence said.

Some older voters, like Valery Maclean from Charlottetown, are also on board for change, but she likes the NDP leader’s plans.

“Tom Mulcair is taking a stand on climate change. Not enough young voters take that seriously and elder voters don’t care enough.”

Trudeau is not ready to lead the country, everybody just wants him to legalize marijuana, she said.

The Conservatives have faced criticism, but leader Stephen Harper has his supporters.

Philip Morrissy of Dartmouth, N.S. said Harper should remain in power because the job takes years of experience.

“It takes more than just being well educated and popular to lead a country. You have to know what’s best for the people.”

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