Dear Division 16
Well, we are sure getting close to the election now! The more days pass, the more we see people starting to speak out about the election, including even our local celebrities.
The David Suzuki Foundation has undertaken a cross-country “If you were Prime Minister” tour, talking to Canadians about their country and their communities. His question to Canadians is to consider what each person would do if they were Prime Minister. (You can watch a short video about the tour here https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4k8EkUaS4qM)
Raffi, among other Canadians has videotaped a response to the question. Please watch his video and then develop your own list of ideals.
For your assignment tonight, please make Your own “If I were Prime Minister” list that includes at least 4 and hopefully more changes you would make for Canada. Think about the many roles that the Federal government plays in our day-to-day lives and the lives of others in similar and different communities across the country. Think of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the values you have been considering as you plan to cast your ballot this Friday.
I am always so inspired by your thoughtfulness and passion, Div 16. I can’t wait to hear more about how you plan to change the world!