The first Glengarry-Prescott-Russell Youth Council meeting of 2018 was held on Saturday, January 27 in Casselman. At this meeting, the Youth Council set its priorities for 2018.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has said that “young voices must be part of our decision making process”; That is why MP Drouin brought together 15 to 20 young people from his riding, in order to engage them, and listen to them on the issues that matter to youth in our country. On the one hand, the Member of Parliament will learn more about the views of youth from his region through discussions. On the other hand, young people can network with the other participants, and better understand the Canadian political process as they take part in it.
The priorities of the Glengarry-Prescott-Russell Youth Council for the 2018 are: the environment, community involvement, diversity and inclusion, gender equity, as well as the migration of young people from rural to urban areas.
For 2018, Youth Council members want to become more involved in their communities through volunteering and community events. Participation in the Youth Council is an opportunity for its members to better understand the decision-making process in terms of federal policy.
« I am delighted to meet more young people from my constituency! Meeting and listening to them will be very educational for all of us, whether on political decision-making either on issues that concern young people of today. »
– Francis Drouin, MP for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell