Sure, apathy is up. But the numbers indicate it’s not all bad newsIf the evidence from the past two elections isn’t entirely discouraging, the 2011 campaign hasn’t, so far, shown great potential for luring many more young adults out to vote. All of the main parties have aimed their platforms emphatically at middle-class parents, with fairly heavy emphasis on pensions. Policies of special interest to young voters don’t get much attention. Even the Liberals’ pledge of federal payments to help out with college and university costs is pitched more at parents than students. As for the general level of enthusiasm, Innovation Research Group’s Canada 20/20 online panel for Maclean’s and Rogers Media found only 16 per cent of Quebecers see this election as more interesting than most, a view shared by just 30 per cent in the rest of Canada.