The First Voice for Muslim Youth Provincial Election Engagement Session is a unique opportunity for Muslim youth to discuss issues that are important to them with Candidates from each major Political Party running in this year's Provincial Election.
Date: Saturday, September 10th
Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: Ben Franklin Place, The Chamber, 101 Centrepointe Drive
Provincial Party Candidates speaking at this session:
Wali Farah, New Democratic Party of Ontario, Ottawa-South
Alex Hill, Green Party of Ontario, Ottawa-West Nepean
Yasir Naqvi, Liberal Party of Ontario, Ottawa Centre
Fred Sherman, Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, Ottawa-Vanier
Each candidate will have the opportunity to introduce himself, his campaign and his political party platform.
The candidates will then be asked to respond to questions presented by Muslim youth related to 5 Key Priority Areas identified by Muslim youth that relate to the mandate of the Provincial Government.
The Key Priorities Areas are as follows:
1) Child and Youth Mental Health
2) Academic Standards within the Public Education System, particularly in schools with low-income and multicultural populations
3) Post-Secondary Tuition Fees
4) Job Creation and Youth Employment
5) Supports for Immigrants and Refugees
6) Youth and the Ontario Criminal Justice System
There will then be time for general questions from the audience, with priority given to questions from Muslim youth (defined generously as 35 and under).
We would like to thank the South Nepean Muslim Community (SNMC) and the Ottawa Muslim Women's Organization (OMWO) for their sponsorship of this important event.
If you have questions, or would like to help in some way, please feel free to contact:
Chelby Marie Daigle
Coordinator of the First Voice for Muslim Youth Provincial Election Engagement Session
613 709 3799 cell