Dear Division 16,
Here we are, in the days following a very surprising and exciting Federal election. We have a new Prime Minister, a new majority government and an opportunity for change, given the change in Canadian voting patterns. This will be our last blog assignment for our Student Vote project.
(for an interesting map that shows the difference between vote results 2011 – 2015, look here: http://edmontonjournal.com/news/politics/federal-election-2011-vs-2015-national-map )
Cassandra Effe, a Vancouver woman, wrote a “Dear Justin Trudeau” letter with her top 10 wishes for the new government. You can read her letter here:
This letter has received some attention, and the CBC has been posting other “Dear Prime Minister” letters or wishes on their website and on the radio. Please read and listen here:
For your assignment tonight, please write your own “Dear Prime Minister” letter. It can be brief or long, depending on how much you have to say, but my expectation is that it be at least a paragraph long. It may take the form of a list, but it must use full sentences.
Please remember our guiding reminder for when we had candidates visit our school: Be respectful, but ask hard questions.
Consider how a letter to the new Prime Minister of Canada is different from the letters we wrote to candidates. Think about this as a chance to express your hopes and share your most important wishes for Canada.
I look forward to your responses,