A recently released report of a study of political participation in Canada revealed that only a small portion of our national population is in any way involved in political activities. The study termed ‘political participation’ to involve volunteering for party duty up to discussion of politics on the internet.
A non-profit organization aimed at cultivating civic culture in Canada, Samara, conducted an extensive national survey to study how and whether citizens involved themselves in politics in between elections. The results were satisfactory for the lot which believes that Canada is not much involved in day-to-day politics. The report titled “Lightweights,” stated that “If a healthy democracy requires active participation, then Canada is on pretty shaky ground,” striking a not-so-subtle jab at Canadians’ apparent political apathy.