Seriously it really grinds my gears that the Canadian government thinks that 16 years olds are mature and intelligent enough to drive a car, work a full-time job, pay taxes, apply for a passport, and are able to live independently on their own without a parent or guardian if they want to and get married with parent consent.

But when it comes to voting the Canadian thinks 16 year olds are not mature and intelligent enough to vote. Its completely ridiculous in my opinion.

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    If anything the age should be lowered (in the sense that 60+ shouldn’t really be able to anymore). I picked that age at random

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      Ya tbh once you hit retirement age or something you shouldn’t have a say anymore. Greedy old people that don’t care about future generations got us where we are today. Why should they control the future when they won’t even live long enough to face the consequences of their shitty actions/beliefs?

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        Not every retired pwrson is an old school “boomer”, some are very educated and have seen trends come and go to be wise about voting. i trust them more than a 16 year old who lives with parents aying their way …who’s biggest voting point might be irrelevant compared to larger picture of knowing how cost of living, bills and inter country politics work

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          Couldn’t care less. All old people going forward shouldn’t get a say including my generation when I reach that age. Old people are short sighted and stuck in their ways, incapable or unwilling to change.

          Fuck em all.

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            Sounds like you are stuck in your ways , incapable or unwilling to change. LOL. If you actually talked to old people, not just what you see about boomers amd corporate distopia you will find many are very open minded.

            As an anecdote, my mum is old and grew up in an era of racism and gay being illegal. she is now in public or on facebook having daily fights calling people out on the racism, and spreading acceptance for the lgbtq2s+ community. Intelligent people do chane their views, ageism has no bearing on that