Some statistics from Candian Muslim Vote: There are over one million Muslims in Canada, comprising 3% of the total national population. According to the PEW Forum, the Muslim population in Canada is set to triple in size by 2030, making Muslims one of the largest voting bases in the country.
As Canadian Muslims we have an important role to play in Canada’s present and future. Voter turnout for Canadian Muslims has traditionally been low. Listen to this discussion on CBC's Ontario today about why the turnout is low and efforts to turn this around.
One of the initiative is Canadian Muslim Vote. Another is DawaNet which is hosting GOTV events on September 18th 2015. Read the results of the CMV survey about the getting out the Muslim vote. Follow the community on Facebook:
This election matters and there are a record number of Muslim candidates running. Read this article on Muslim Link for a list and profiles of some of the nominees running for the four major parties.
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