Whether it’s a crash course on the Greek economic crisis through the lens of a gyro lunch, or turning the tables on a political opponent with a bit of cell phone-destroying comedy, YouTube is a powerful platform for political engagement. When it comes to having a voice in our democracy, it levels the playing-field – anyone with a webcam and an internet connection can be seen, heard and make a difference.
As we head towards our own moment at the polls this fall, online video will be a major source of news, commentary and insight.
To make it easier for Canadians of all ages to discover online videos about the Federal Election, we’re launching a new YouTube Canada Elections Hub. Our channel will highlight video content from a variety of Canadian news sources in the lead up to the election. Into this mix we’ll also add topical vlogs from Canada’s YouTube Creators, along with user-generated content from the campaign trail.
Curated by Storyful, the team behind our popular YouTube Newswire service, The YouTube Canada Elections Hub will spotlight top trending video content on a daily basis, giving Canadians a one-stop shop to start exploring the latest videos from across the country and across the political spectrum.
On the YouTube Canada Elections Hub you’ll find:
- Video content from news media across the country
- Content and campaign videos from political parties
- Live streams of the federal leaders’ debates
- Topical vlogs and commentary from YouTube creators
- Weekly themed playlists on key election issues
- Breaking election trends and viral videos
Posted by Leslie Church, Head of Communications, Google Canada