As part of Canada 150 celebrations, the Speaker of the House of Commons has invited youth from across the country to write a speech about what Parliament means to them.
Three finalists from each age category will be selected and flown to Ottawa with a parent or guardian for two days of special programming on the Hill. If you are interested in submitting a speech, please click here or contact the Library of Parliament Information Service at 613.992.4793 or toll-free at 1.866.599.4999.
Applications are due by April 21st – don’t miss out!
On October 19th 2016, the one year anniversary of my election to Parliament, I was proud to launch the “MP for a Day” opportunity for youth. We hosted our first “MP for a Day” in February 2016. We are now launching ROUND 2!
I am inviting all youth, 16-24 years of age, from across Canada, to apply to be an MP for a day. At my own personal expense, one chosen youth will get the chance to come to Ottawa to see what it’s like to be a Member of Parliament.
I was lucky enough to have some of the best personal and career mentors in people like Minister Navdeep Bains. It is why I continually advocate for and hope to create the best opportunities for youth, whether it be through increased government funding for youth programming, the Brampton East Youth Council, or this initiative.
I hope to receive your application before March 20th . If you have any questions, please contact my Parliament Hill office.APPLY
(Application process closed for 2016)
Our Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has said that “young voices must be part of our decision making process” and that’s why I am launching a new initiative to bring youth together from across Brampton East to engage with the federal political process.
I want to hear from youth in our community and am inviting anyone from the ages of 14-22 to apply to the Brampton East Youth Council. As a part of the Liberal Government’s commitment to meaningful youth engagement in Canada’s government, we have already received the first wave of applications for the Prime Minister’s Youth Council, and now we are making it easier for young Canadians to have their say closer to home.
The Council will include youth from different schools, neighborhoods and local associations. Once selected, the council will meet several times through the year to discuss issues that matter to you, your community and your country.
The Brampton East Youth Council was open for this year’s applications until September 30th 2016. Please stay tuned for it’s activities through this website, or the Facebook page!
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