Canada Youth Parliament

What?

In addition to Winter Session, members of YPM also have the valuable opportunity of participating in the biennial Canada Youth Parliament (CYP), hosted in alternation by four YPs:

Though only the above four YPs take turns hosting CYP at their local legislatures, members from all YPs across Canada are invited to attend.

Delegates from the 18th Western Canada Youth Parliament, held in Winnipeg in 2018.
Delegates from the 18th Western Canada Youth Parliament, held in Winnipeg in 2018.

History

In 1981, YPM (then known as Youth Parliament of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario) organized the first Western Canada Youth Parliament (WCYP) as a project to commemorate our 60th anniversary. This marked the first occasion where representatives from all four YPs in Western Canada attended (although BCYP did not officially endorse its participation). The first WCYP in which all four YPs officially participated was at the Alberta Legislature in 1983.

 

In 2019, the four YPs ratified the Canada Youth Parliament Act proposed by the British Columbia Youth Parliament, which would replace the Western Canada Youth Parliament Act, rename the event accordingly, and open participation to other YPs across Canada.

Past Sessions

SessionYearProvinceCityLieutenant GovernorSpeakerPremier
11983ABEdmonton?David MarriottThomas Marr
21985MBWinnipegLloyd Axworthy?Erminia Pallone
31987BCVictoriaEmery BarnesRobert MacDonaldGeoff Glave
41989SKReginaArnold TusaKen MillardScott Quendack
51991ABEdmonton???
61993MBWinnipegEdward SchreyerDavid CantorSherri Pierce
71996BCBurnabyGordon DowningGeoff GlaveJennifer Jay
81998SKReginaJack WiebeMichael ZwaagstraTricia Kaminski
92000ABEdmontonDavid MarriottDale HarrisAli Buckingham
102002MBWinnipegStuart OlmsteadDonna ChanasMichael Feuerstein
112004BCVancouverVal AndersonAniz AlaniSwithin D'Souza
122006SKReginaWarren McCallMatt LeisleArielle Zerr
132008ABEdmontonGrant MitchellMat JohnsonMaureen Hasinoff
142010MBWinnipegAllen MillsDana GregoireDarcy Vermeulen
152012BCVancouverJenn JayGavin HoekstraJenelle Yonkman
162014SKReginaRalph GoodaleNolan BlackstockJoseph Chiliak
172016ABEdmontonDanielle LariveeKatie KellySeth Burnard
182018MBWinnipegDorothy DobbieJennifer PawlukAdrienne Tessier