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Taxation without representation

16 year olds have the right to work and should have the right to vote too, says letter writer
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In the October 27, 2022, Claudette Sandecki, under ‘To lower voting age based on one exceptional teen is foolhardy’, she stated that youth do not have the maturity to vote.

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But in Canadian society, we allow 16 years old to have a divers licence and drive cars, trucks, they can get married and have children, perhaps the most responsible act for a human being. And they can have a part time or full time job, and pay taxes, does that not amount to taxation without representation, at least until they turn 18?

There are also a number of countries who have lowered the voting age to 16.

Martin Holzbauer

Thornhill, B.C.


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