Councillor Janet Davis

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Opinion split over allowing 16-year-olds to vote

At age 16, Canadians can work, drive and file income tax. By 17, they can join the armed forces. But should they be able to cast a ballot?

Beaches-East York MPP Arthur Potts introduced a private member’s bill in the Ontario legislature on Mar. 5. He proposed that the current voting age of 18 should be lowered to 16.