This spring, the Vancouver Quadra Constituency Youth Council organized a public Great Debate. It was ably co-chaired by CBC’s Chris Brown and inside the packed Kitsilano Neighbourhood House, high school students who had authored the terms of the debate discussed four policy issues: one, “Should the voting age be lowered?”, two, “Should it be illegal to hold cetaceans in captivity?”, three, “Should the safe Third Country Agreement be rescinded?” and four, “Should university education be free?”
They pitted themselves against some of the brightest minds from Vancouver in this debate – professors, lawyers, managers and even a former Canadian Ambassador. The students won a number of their debates with their poise, their intellectual prowess and a dynamism that would make everyone in this House proud.
Congratulations to the Vancouver Quadra Constituency Youth Council on a year of hard work. I look forward to sharing your input with our Prime Minister!
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