Justin Trudeau: The Millennial candidate?

- October 4th, 2012

David Coletto, the CEO of Abacus Data, has some interesting thoughts about how the entry of Justin Trudeau into the Liberal leadership race could be generationally significant change…

Justin Trudeau will become prime minister because young Canadians, or the Millennials, who never vote, will vote for him.

Before you all reach for the barf bags, let me explain why that just might be true and why conservatives should be worried. I spend a lot of my day thinking about how companies and organizations can better engage with young Canadians, especially my generation, the Millennials.

The Millennials are those 15- to 30-year-olds who all have college or university degrees and are stuck working at Starbucks, not Tim Hortons. We’re those kids who live with our parents until we are in our late 20s and don’t want a job we don’t love. We’re also those kids who aren’t voting.

Sarcasm aside, the Millennial Generation represents one-quarter of the Canadian population. We were raised by baby boomers. Our parents loved us, sheltered us and gave us everything we wanted. We are who we are because of our parents. But politics in Canada over the next 25 years will be a clash between baby boomers and Millennials. And Justin Trudeau’s entry could only intensify that.

Read the rest at Justin Trudeau: The Millennial candidate? | Columnists | Opinion | Toronto Sun.

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2 comments

  1. But he’ll be facing off against the NDP’s millennial candidate Niki Ashton. Oh wait.

  2. KJ says:

    Too late,I already barfed.

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