Today marked the second last day of our session, and the third reading and concurrence of both the Democratic Renewal Act, the Personal Liberty Act, Natural Resource Management Act, and the Family Law Act. There was fierce debate on all of the bills and the votes all required standing votes for they were so close.
During this event, YPM also induced three former members into the YPM Senate, and then presented Darren Praznik with the YPM Alumni Acheievement Award. YPM member also had the opportunity to pose questions to former MLAs Reg Alcock, Darren Praznik, and Howard Pawley, former Premier of Manitoba.
After a long, eventful and media-filled day, 89th Winter Session members returned to Kelvin High School with tired eyes, tired minds and excitement for the Bear Pit and more debate tomorrow.
The 89th Youth Parliament of Manitoba Winter Session opened December 26th with remarkable enthusiasm.
Today, at 8 am sharp marked the commencement of the 89th Youth Parliament of Manitoba Winter Session! Today, approximately 55 youth from across Manitoba will gather in the provincial capital for what is assured to be a week of intense debate and life-long camaraderie.
American cultural anthropologist, Margaret Mead once said,
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
We decided to create The Youth Parliamentarian to bring the extended Youth Parliament of Manitoba (YPM) community together in a forum that encourages ongoing engagement and interaction. By using social media, we can extend our network across cyberspace; allowing for more regular updates about the goings-on of YPM.