Google launched its news site a few days ago which is dedicated to cover both Egyptian and U.S. elections, it will help voters stay informed by sorting news articles by candidate and issue. Additionally the site will include links to voter resources, including the political calendar, the YouTube politics channel, and a dashboard that displays search trends, news mentions, and YouTube views for each candidate.

It will be a neat way for Google to showcase their various services including YouTube and Google+. Will Google put the same attention to Canada come time for the next Federal Election.  It would be great to see Google make Canada a priority. We certainly need some type of boost with the last Federal Election back in October 2011 giving the worst voter turn out in history, roughly 4.1 million — or 49.2 per cent of eligible voters.

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Dave Forde

Dave “The Connector” Forde has been involved in the technology industry across Canada for over 10 years in sales and marketing roles, he launched PR In Canada, and on Profectio.