Is there any reason to think strikes and the unions which call them will ever reacquire the aura of romance and moral legitimacy they once had? Yes, there is.
The Council of Canadians was at Nipissing University in North Bay earlier this week helping to get out the youth vote for the upcoming federal election.
Is the concept of youth apathy a myth in Canada? Some argue that it is and that youth want to get involved, but either don't know how or feel too disenfranchised by the current government.
Canada as a (supposed) representative democracy is undermined if women's and youth's needs and opinions -- and all marginalized groups more generally -- are ignored by politicians and policy-makers.