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Dear Canada: Here’s why you should join a political party

Only 271,774 Canadians had a say on who the top two candidates were in this past election.

Our most recent Canadian federal election was held on October 21. It was especially contentious for many voters who felt strongly about one party or simply against another. In the weeks leading up, many of us took our convictions to social media and then did our part on election day and voted.

You can register to join the Liberal, Conservative, or NDP party. Joining the party means you get the opportunity to vote for that party’s leader.

That means you can vote for the next Liberal, Conservative, or NDP party leader.

A total of 271,774 people voted in the 2013 Liberal and 2017 Conservative leadership races.

Therefore, the votes of only 271,774 Canadians resulted in Justin Trudeau and Andrew Scheer being selected as the candidates of the top political parties in our 2019 federal election.

There are more than 27 million Canadians who are eligible to vote. This means we had less than 1.007% of eligible voters choose our top candidates for us.

Only 66% of registered voters actually voted for who would become our Prime Minister for this term. And a total of 271,774 Canadians decided for us what the two most critical names on our ballots would be.

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