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Connecting Canadians Through Canada's Democracy Week

OTTAWA, Wednesday, September 4, 2013 — Elections Canada is inviting Canadians to participate in Canada's Democracy Week from September 16 to 23, 2013. The week will include events and activities across the country.

This year, Canadians are being asked to celebrate the theme Connect with democracy. "Democracy works best when people feel an active sense of ownership," says Chief Electoral Officer of Canada Marc Mayrand. "Youth have proven to be perceptive and engaged citizens. Canada's Democracy Week is about celebrating what youth are doing to promote democracy in their communities."

Here are some highlights of this year's Canada's Democracy Week:

Canada's Democracy Week is an Elections Canada civic education initiative that was first launched in September 2011. It is built around the United Nations' International Day of Democracy, celebrated worldwide on September 15.

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