And, of course, some right-thinking individuals are pointing out that coercion is never a good thing.
But, taking it from another perspective, if the Liberals were to enforce mandatory voting, the first thing I would do would be to run out and register the, “The Government Made Me Do This” party. I’d get candidates in every riding, and ask all those people who otherwise would have done something else on election day to put an X by “The Goverrnment Made Me Do It”.
I think it’d be a great chance for a new party to gain a majority. And maybe do something cool with it, like abolish the federal government.
Ah, but what the heck. I don’t intend to vote again in my life anyway. Even if it’s mandatory.