Past parliamentarians, including Youth Parliament’s former Honorary President Hon. Bill Blaikie will participate in a panel discussion in the legislative assembly on Saturday night. The other panelists are Jim Downey and Harold Taylor. Darren Haber, last year’s Speaker of YPM, will be inducted into the Senate.
Hosted by the Association of Former Members of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly (AFMMLA), the annual Bear Pit is an opportunity for Manitoba youth to interact with former leaders and become more acquainted with the parliamentary process.
During the day, members will have the chance to debate the Prison Abolishment Act. This Act aims to reduce the stigma associated with incarceration, while offering supports to prisoners. It outlines a system that emphasizes rehabilitation.