Letting Yourself Be Heard

December 27, 2017

Today marks the second day of Session! The Executive and Cabinet are in awe of this year’s group of backbenchers. Their energy and the diverse range of perspectives that they bring to the debate is priceless! Today we examined three bills exploring a variety of topics: The First Nations Recognition Act (Minister of Finance), The Standardized Child and Youth Welfare Act (Minister of Revenue), and The Agriculture and Climate Act (Registrar General).

During one of the breaks, the member from Delta made a lovely point that acknowledged a unique aspect of YPM. He noted that those who attend Session are willing to let themselves be vulnerable in the House and just open up about past or current experiences they have lived through, which brings the members closer together in the long run. He also stated that despite being a mock parliament, it is nonetheless successful at drawing out emotions and convictions you thought you never had. Session is a safe environment for all to express themselves, and to hear different points of view.

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