Federal Party Leaders: Join #iSpeakUP2015 National Election Debate for Canadian Youth

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Federal Party Leaders: Join #iSpeakUP2015 National Election Debate for Canadian Youth

This petition had 407 supporters

Something, just does not feel right.

I heard repetitively, “keep volunteering” but what about the questions I had. I found myself thinking again and again about issues that matter to me. I know one thing for certain; We, Canadian Youth are passionate and ambitious. Why can’t we ask federal leaders our own questions and on our own terms?

There is something missing here.  There are no platforms to take up real questions with Federal Party Leaders. There are rare opportunities to ask questions to candidates and discuss them openly among Canadian Youth. 

Where do We, Canadian Youth, go with our questions?

Can We, Canadian Youth, turn 2015 Federal political campaign into something real for ourselves? It depends on you and me.  

Being part of the Canadian Youth, I am asking Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe to participate in a National Conversation and take part in the #iSpeakUP2015 National Election Debate for Youth Issues. This debate at minimum must cover youth unemployment, social entrepreneurial support, research and technological development, mental health, and national youth leadership programs. I ask leaders and candidates, how will you insure a promising future that my parents have worked hard to give me? #iSpeakUP2015  

Canadian Youth, I also call on you to be part of a group of Canadian Youth, who is willing to push the political arena about issues that impact our everyday life today and our future tomorrow. Today, it is our time to push Canadian Party Leaders to speak out on questions that our mind cannot let go, so I ask you to speak up. Together, let’s show Federal Party Leaders the power of Canadian Youth. Our questions must matter because today our search for answers will build opportunities for Canada and the world tomorrow. #iSpeakUp2015

This will only be possible if you, who are part of Canadian Youth, sign this petition and speak up. #iSpeakUP2015

I ask you, Canadian Youth, to share this petition.

I ask you, Canadian Youth, of youth groups, associations, colleges and university student bodies, alongside parents, university faculty and administrators, and media outlets to support the facilitation of a National Election Debate on Youth Issues by signing up for this petition.

I ask you, Canadian Youth, to understand, this is our time to start an important conversation.

This is a call to all Canadian Youth to be a part of #iSpeakUP2015 movement and push Party Leaders to participate in a National Election Debate for Canadian Youth across Canada. We, Canadian Youth must #iSpeakUP2015.

Follow us on Twitter: @iSpeakUP2015 https://twitter.com/iSpeakUP2015

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