MP Gladu restarting youth advisory council
Sarnia-Lambton’s MP is re-establishing a youth advisory council to get those aged 16 to 21 more active in politics.
Conservative Marilyn Gladu said they’ll be given the opportunity to provide input and feedback on issues that are before Parliament.
The group typically discuss a wide range of topics during their monthly ZOOM meetings, and some of the best ideas are even sent on to the Federal government for consideration.
“Normally we start off talking about government bills,” said Gladu. “So, in the last session, you can appreciate that there were issues of freedom of speech, there was talk about gun control and issues like medically assisted dying. It’s issues like those that people might have a view on but they might not fully understand the complexity of implementing the law.”
Gladu said the initiative has been successful in the past, and says all students are welcome to apply regardless of their political beliefs.
“It’s important that we hear one another,” she said. “Everyone has a different view of how we should better the country and, as you know, as the most collegial parliamentarian one of my skills is to listen to those diverse voices and bring them together to find a common solution.”
Applications are being accepted until February 14.
Those interested can email Gladu’s office at Marilyn.Gladu@parl.gc.ca.