Sep 07, 2023
By Jane Brown
The outcome of the next federal election could be determined by Canada’s millennials.
According to new polling from Abacus Data, Canadians born between the early 1980s and the mid-1990s are nearly twice as likely to vote for Pierre Poilievre’s Conservatives than Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s governing Liberals.
But what’s important to note is that older voters, especially those aged 55 to 70, are the most likely to vote in elections.
The Abacus survey also finds more than half of Gen Zs and millennials say housing affordability and accessibility is one of their top three issues.
By contrast, healthcare is of greater concern among older Canadians than younger Canadians.
More than 40-percent of Gen Xers and nearly 60-percent of Boomers rank healthcare as one of the top three issues.
The new numbers are released as Conservatives arrive in Quebec City today for the party’s first national policy convention in five years.