Comment 49068

By EugeneM (registered) | Posted October 08, 2010 at 18:41:26

I can see what you're saying however, look at it this way.

When you are born in this country, you cannot vote until you are 18. That gives you a time form your own opinion based upon your immersion within society. When you immigrate into this country, it takes 3 years before you can become a citizen. Again, that gives you time to acclimate to the country and society.

Without regulation, any person who arrives in this country and owns/rents a house and pays tax can vote immediately and without even having made an informed decision.

You can't say that I was just as well informed about Canadian politics 5 years ago when I arrived, as I am today.

I've seen this before, a lack of regulation results in abuse. Votes can easily be bought.

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