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Voter apathy blights Canadian politics
People fearful that upcoming federal polls will result in minority government yet again.
Last Modified: 01 May 2011 07:28

Canadian politics has been marred by instability in recent years. In fact, this is the fourth time Canadians are voting in seven years for a new prime minister.

But with voter turnout shrinking with every election, the possibility of a stable government looks dim. As a result there are fears the upcoming federal polls may throw up a minority government yet again.

Al Jazeera's Zeina Awad reports from Toronto.

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