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Local Students Participate in Forum for Young Canadians
Posted: Mon Apr 02 00:00:00 NDT 2018

The Honourable George Furey, Speaker of the Senate of Canada, stands with Rory, Erin and Liam during their recent time in Ottawa
The Honourable George Furey, Speaker of the Senate of Canada, stands with Rory, Erin and Liam during their recent time in Ottawa

Forum for Young Canadians is Canada’s premier youth educational program to learn about Canadian systems of government, leadership and citizenship. Only 315 young Canadians between the ages of 15-19 are selected to attend Forum annually and this past year, 9 of those students were from this province. The representatives at the recent session included Holy Spirit High School student Erin Burt, Waterford Valley High School student Liam Warren and Ascension Collegiate student Rory Shortall.

Students participated in various activities, including an international trade simulation, a mock election, meetings with government leaders at a Parliamentarians’ Reception and Senate breakfast. Students had the special privilege of sitting in both the House of Commons and Senate, with Speakers of both chambers, who are the co-honorary Chairs of Forum. They watched Question Period from the Visitor’s Gallery and were given the choice to visit Rideau Hall or the Supreme Court. Students also take home a broader understanding of the roles and responsibilities of Canadian citizenship. They networked with other youth from throughout the country to discuss important issues and learn more about other communities across Canada.

More information on Forum for Young Canadians can be found here.





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