Dear Division 16,
We are starting our new project on Student Vote today and it’s important to get to know our electoral district!
This blog assignment is aimed at helping you to get thinking about the upcoming election on May 9. The school is located in the electoral district (used to be called a “riding”) called Vancouver-Mount Pleasant.
The CBC has been doing a series of “Get to know a BC riding”, where they profile each of the 87 British Columbia electoral districts. You can find the article about Vancouver-Mount Pleasant here.
Please read the article and then post your response to one of the following questions:
- Share a statistic (a number and a unit) from the article that you think is interesting and explain what you think it tells you about the electoral district.
- The article identifies many issues that are concerns for residents in the electoral district. Choose one of them and explain whether or not you agree that it needs to be addressed.
- Choose a quote from Melanie Mark, the current Vancouver-Mount Pleasant MLA about her experience or thoughts and explain why you chose that quote and what it tells you about her. Remember that when you quote someone, you need to give credit to the speaker, use quotation marks and include the whole quotation.
I look forward to your responses!