Politics can seem pretty remote to young voters, and Ottawa is a long way away.
A new youth council aims to give a voice to concerns of young people in the riding.
Youths who want to lend a voice to their MP are invited to apply for the Cloverdale-Langley City youth council.
The council is for students of all political backgrounds to discuss issues at round table forums hosted by MP John Aldag.
Members of the council will share their ideas, opinions and concerns on a selection of topics with each other and their MP, who will be bringing notes from these discussions back to government to help inform decision making.
It’s a Liberal Caucus initiative and all Liberal MPs have been invited to create their own youth councils.
Candidates will serve one-year terms, participating in three to four round table forums to discuss issues.
The Cloverdale-Langley City youth council will also undertake a community project starting in the winter, more details to come.
It’s open to ages 15 to 24. The application deadline is Sept. 30. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org