Thursday, October 11, 2007

Ross Shep forum

Today Don Williams and I attended a student forum at Ross Sheppard High School. Approximately 120 Social Studies students attended and asked questions. It was, hands down, the most interesting, engaging, fun and thought-provoking forum I've attended. The students were largely from grade 12 and had been well-prepared in advance by their teachers. (Thank you to Doug Senuik and his colleagues for their work in this.)

At the end of the forum, I had the opportunity to ask the students a question: "Why don't young people vote?" And they had provided good answers. Don did not take the opportunity to ask them anything.

Each student was given a ballot to cast their vote and I won by a landslide (82%!!)

Here is the link to the article which will run in tomorrow's Edmonton Journal:

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