Tomorrow, our class will be participating in the Student Vote program. Student Vote is a parallel election for students under the voting age, coinciding with federal, provincial, territorial and municipal elections. The purpose is to provide young Canadians with an opportunity to experience the voting process firsthand and build the habits of informed and engaged citizenship.
Students in several classes at Palliser Heights, including ours, will be casting a ballot in this parallel election tomorrow afternoon.
Students from across Saskatchewan had the opportunity to submit questions to the party leaders. On the Student Vote website, there are videos of the five selected questions being answered by all the registered political parties running candidates in the 2016 provincial election. We watched two of the questions today in class but did not have enough time to watch them all. We are trying to understand what each party stands for and which party best reflects our own values.
Please consider watching these videos and discussing the upcoming provincial election with your child instead of doing the regular homework tonight. Also please think about taking your child with you when you vote on April 4th.