By Colleen Flanagan, The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows News
This week, local students are voting for Canada’s next prime minister.
Although the vote doesn’t count, because none of these individuals are old enough to legally vote, their decisions will tell society about the issues resonating with students today and how they might vote when old enough.
Student Vote is a learning program that provides students across the country with the opportunity to experience the voting process firsthand.
On vote day, students will be taking on the role of election workers by coordinating a vote within their school. Then participating students will cast ballots for the election candidates running in the school’s electoral district.
In the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows School District, 25 schools will be participating.
Their opinions matter, as five students from Thomas Haney secondary and two students from Maple Ridge secondary shared their views on the process.