Saying it’s deeply concerned by Kathleen Wynne’s ”ageist,” ”inflammatory” comments to Humber College students recently, the Zoomers advocacy group CARP’s inviting the premier to clarify them immediately.
”If you don’t vote, then somebody who looks like me is going to vote, some senior person, older than me, some white person. You know, the reality is, that, that’s the demographic that’s going to get out and vote, so we need you to be engaged.”
While it’s true that 98% of CARP members voted in the last federal election, and also overwhelmingly vote in provincial and municipal elections, CARP strongly encourages qualified voters of all ages to cast their ballots.
The group says Wynne’s comments may drive a wedge between generations.
Generational expert and vice-president Zoomer Media, David Cravit told Zoomer Radio’s ”Fight Back” with Libby Znaimer, the truth is we tend to vote as we get older – regardless of our background.
“Across all ethnicities there’s more engagement, there’s more civic engagement, the older you get.”
Callers to ”Fight Back” were also quite incensed by the premier’s remarks.