Youth have voices heard
We are impressed with the calibre of questions youth asked alderman candidates on Oct. 8 at the Airdrie Youth Forum at the Boys and Girls Club.
Topics ranged from providing more activities for Airdrie’s young people to the City’s anti-bullying portion of the Public Behaviour Bylaw to candidates’ top priority for the city.
We commend every young Airdrie resident who attended the forum to become more informed. Understanding and taking part in the process of municipal government will be a huge benefit for these youth as they grow up.
It will teach them that their voice matters and can make a difference and let them know that their City council members have a huge influence on their day-to-day living.
We hope that the youth who attended the forum will become active, involved adults who vote in elections in all levels of government.
We also commend the candidates who took part in the forum.
They are doing their part to teach the next generation about the political system with hands-on experiences.