Jen Deode | CUP

Canada’s federal government is seeking insight from its youthful population in order to generate a more dynamic policy perspective.

According to the youthaction.ca digital platform, the youth policy will help guide the future actions and commitments from the government in order to bring the issues and concerns of youth to the forefront.

The digital platform launched on Feb. 13.

On the platform, individuals can submit comments or videos highlighting their priorities, ideas and solutions for the future.

Discussion events will take place across the country in the following months. These events will allow youth to speak to others in their age group about their ideas.

“I want to hear from you on the issues you care about most. Whether it’s alleviating poverty, combatting climate change or advancing mental health care. What matters to you, will be crucial in developing Canada’s first youth policy,” Prime Minister Justine Trudeau said in a video on the youthaction.ca platform.

Mr. Trudeau also serves as the minister of youth.


Article syndicated from the Interrobang via Canadian University Press. Image of Justin Trudeau from the Interrobang. 

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Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a journalism student at the University of Guelph-Humber and a senior correspondent for multiple independent publications including, but not limited to, The Anon Journal, Berning Media Network and the Ribbon. Find out more at eliridder.ca

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