Media availability of author of new report on youth political attitudes


New study of massive dataset of over 8,000 Canadians being released Friday at #prgrs15

OTTAWA— University of Saskatchewan political scientist David McGrane will be available to answer questions from reporters about his new study being published Friday by the Broadbent Institute.

Titled Could a Progressive Platform Capture Canada’s Youth Vote?, the study analyses the results from the Comparative Provincial Elections Project (CPEP), a unique dataset that probes a wide breadth of opinions through 19 attitudinal questions with robust sample sizes in every province.

This is the first time the complete dataset of 8,121 Canadians has been analyzed to compare the political attitude of older Canadians (over the age of 35) to young Canadians (35 years old or younger). The study is being released at Progress Summit 2015, Institute’s annual policy conference.

DATE:                   Friday, March 27, 2015

TIME:                   10:30 am ET

LOCATION:          Delta Ottawa City Centre, Main lobby, 101 Lyon St N., Ottawa, ON

The study will be available online on March 27 at 8:00 am ET at The full Progress Summit 2015 schedule (March 26-28) is available at

Media are welcome to all panels and receptions. Reporters are encouraged to pre-register by filling out the accreditation form at

The Broadbent Institute will provide a dedicated media filing room and the conference will be equipped with media risers and feed boxes.

All panels on the main stage will also be live streamed at


For more information, please contact:

Sarah Schmidt, Director of Communications, 613-857-2814 or sschmidt[at]broadbentinstitute[dot]ca