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Media Outlets: Election and Voting Rate

media outlets: And it is also becoming more politically engaged The voting rate of immigrant from West Central Asia and the Middle East increased to 73 per cent in the 2015 election from the 57 per cent recorded four years earlier, the largest increase among the 10 immigrant regions studied by Statistics Canada, according to CTV. Sign up for our Election Dispatch newsletter for a daily update on the campaign, once the federal election is underway For Alshaer, and other ethnic media outlets, all his efforts are aimed at helping Arabic-speaking new Canadians kick isolation and get involved in politics. The community Alshaer's paper serves is growing -- more immigrants are arriving in Canada from Africa, Asia and the Middle East than ever before, surpassing Europe that was once the dominant source. We're trying to encourage our audience to integrate, he said. Research published by Statistics Canada in 2016 highlighted that new Canadians made up about one-fifth of the voting population. We show them how important is to participate in politics. ( As reported in the news.