Today, Canadian youth face a future in which they are less likely than their parents to earn a decent wage, have a secure job, or own a home. Canada is failing on that most fundamental promise of offering greater opportunities to successive generations. Little wonder young people are frustrated with, and increasingly disengaged from, their democracy. They experience a political system that is disinterested in, and unresponsive to, their concerns, be they about affordable education, employment opportunities, or addressing climate change.
It’s time for Canada to offer a new deal to its young people.