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Athenian Democracy Vs Canadian Democracy The system of democracy practised by ancient Athens was a much better system of democracy than that of Canada The Athenian system was more fair a great deal more democratic and directly affected ones life The Canadian system of democracy falls short of fairness is a great deal less democratic and it is hard to pick out the specific details that directly affect ones life What must first be explained is that in Athens only citizens could vote and hold positions Citizens were males over the age of eighteen who were born of Athenian parents This may have severely narrowed down the participation of all residents of Athens but they ran their city on a different set of values in a time long ago which justifies the exclusion of women slaves and whomever else was not a citizen Of those who were considered citizens everyone could participate If one didnt have a house there was no discrimination There was also no discrimination based on financial situation or social standing People who held positions were not voted on by other citizens but rather drawn by lot This ensured that everyone would hold a position at least once In Canada if one wants to run for a position one must first have a large source of money as well as a high social standing to ensure financial backing in case more funding is needed After funding is secured there is the matter of an ad campaign and influencing the public to vote for you The main problem lies in voting One can only vote if there is a permanent residence to contact the voter at Immigrants who have not gained citizenship no matter how long they have been living in the country cannot vote While Canada does have a fairly high percentage of the population voting 80 this still does not include everyone Another major problem is with how the person
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