Dec 09 2009

Why Should Youth Care About Democracy?

Published by at 12:42 pm under democracy,politics

Nice to see the youth talking about how democracy works for us. They seem to get it.

I only wish more Canadian adults clearly understood the importance of our freedoms, that democracy transcends national or cultural traits and that ultimately, these values are worth defending — not just within the limits of our safe and prosperous shores. Sometimes, we do have to help other people win the freedoms that we take for granted.

But getting back to the point of this little post:

To encourage youth participation and engagement in democracy, British Columbia’s middle and high school students were asked to create a short video about democracy in their lives at school, home or with their friends. Student videos were to encourage youth participation in democracy and illustrate the values and principles of democracy.

Congratulations to Sophia Chen and fellow Burnaby North Secondary School students, Aleem Dhanji, Kate Gao and Javed Siddoo as the winners of the “Democracy on Location” video contest for their video “Why Should Youth Care About Democracy?”

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3 responses so far

3 Responses to “Why Should Youth Care About Democracy?”

  1. old white guyon 09 Dec 2009 at 12:53 pm

    democracy. yea. who cares? one of barak the magic negroes cabinet says that power comes from the barrel of of a gun. can you tell me what that says about the future of democracy? by the way , before any ashole says iam a race monger. the magic negro was said and written by a black colmunist for the l.a. times. one of the most liberal and democrat papers in the u.s.

  2. old white guyon 09 Dec 2009 at 12:55 pm

    check out what the second amendent of the u.s. constitution says. get your gun baby.

  3. jnarveyon 09 Dec 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Old White Guy, you’re an idiot and deserve much slapping. Henceforth, you are banned from this blog.

    Now, go back under that rock you came out from.

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