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September 29, 2003
Media Advisory: Ready, Set, Vote! gives youth a voice in democracy
Youth Canada Association (YOUCAN) in partnership with the Law Commission of
Canada, the Toronto Youth Cabinet and Elections Canada brings you Ready, Set,
Vote!, a one-day youth-led forum.

Ready, Set, Vote! aims to bring high school and post-secondary students from
the Greater Toronto Area together to bring awareness on the issues surrounding
the youth voice in our current democracy, and specifically Canada's voting
(electoral) system. Participants will be discussing six hot topics: Political
Education, Changing the Voting Age, Youth Running for Elections, The Voting
System, Politicians Lack of Interest in Youth Issues, Youth Votes: Important or
Not? After discussing these topics, youth will be asked to come up with
"blueprints," lists of potential solutions to overcome these barriers. The
blueprint will be used by the Law Commission of Canada and Elections Canada to
draw up a final report that will be sent to Parliament to suggest changes in
the current voting system to cater to youth.

The Law Commission of Canada, Elections Canada, YOUCAN, Toronto Youth Cabinet
and 200 youths from Toronto

Tuesday September 30th, 2003, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Metro Hall, 55 John St., Council Chambers, 2nd Floor (8:30 a.m. launch)

Media contact:
Elijah Karlo M. Sabadlan, Media Coordinator, YOUCAN, 416-249-6652



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