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 @ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...1yr1Y

Yes, and politicians of any age should be required to pass a mental competency test

 @ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...1yr1Y

Yes, and ban anyone over the age of 75 from running for office

 @9LWTP72Conservative from British Columbia agreed…3mos3MO

Depending on the individual, being over 65 can cause severe inadvertent mental side effects stemming from a decline in mental acuity which can start at the age of 50 in some individuals.

 @ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...1yr1Y

No, mental competency is too subjective

 @9LWTP72Conservative from British Columbia disagreed…3mos3MO

The use of mental competency testing has proven to filter out mentally incompetent individuals from flying a plane. This drastically reduces the risk of planes crashing and passengers becoming injured. The same should be applied to an individual placed in control of a countries entire population and well being.

 @ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...1yr1Y

No, this discriminates against older politicians

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 @ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...1yr1Y

No, our government needs experienced leaders

 @9JWWFBKfrom Ontario answered…5mos5MO

Mandatory retirement should be initiated at 75, along with Term Limits for all elected roles, and the senate should be banned or elected.

 @9FMDLYLfrom Ontario answered…10mos10MO

 @99MWZYPfrom Ontario answered…1yr1Y

 @9D3WWDSCommunistfrom Saskatchewan answered…12mos12MO

 @9D36K4QLiberalfrom British Columbia answered…12mos12MO

It depends. There's a legitimate argument to be made, as older people have more health issues which could impede decisions, but younger people also have that to some ability, so I would say we should be more cautious.

 @9CYGHXWfrom Ontario answered…1yr1Y

 @9CTX96PNew Democraticfrom Saskatchewan answered…1yr1Y

 @9CQJF7Lfrom Ontario answered…1yr1Y

No, as there is a minimum age requirement, there should be a maximum age requirement. Mental tests can be subjective, but a full health check would be better. We should know if a candidate is terminally ill or not.

 @9CQ8CWTfrom British Columbia answered…1yr1Y

No, but require psychiatric evaluation every 2 years for politicians aged 80 years or older


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