There are more older people everywhere and older people usually have some property and long term relationships they want to hang onto, a disinclination to riot in the streets, and have a less exalted view of themselves. The school of experience tempers their opinion. This adds up to conservative voting patterns. They may not end up in the Conservative party. The NDP will be looking a little more conservative each year too.
Seniors are humming tunes from the rebel rock and roll of my youth. They often have a smartphone, holiday in other countries, sport a google identity and wear joggers instead of oxfords. Which party will feel like home to these folks?
As Michael Medved wrote after the US 2012 election:
"Forget 2012: Long-Term Demographic Trends Are Favorable to Republicans. Democrats may have won this time, but they shouldn’t celebrate for too long—America is growing older fast, and older folks reliably vote Republican."
Some Winnipeg voters.
Seniors are the reliable voters who turn out in all weathers. From the Elections Canada website:
Re-posted from 2013.