Launch of the 35th Young Council of Montreal

Launch of the 35th Young Council of Montreal

In the presence of a large number of young citizens, the kick-off of the 35th Young Council of Montreal was given today by the City. This is a non-partisan municipal political simulation taking place once a year at Montreal City Hall.

By putting themselves in the shoes of municipal councillors, young people aged 18 to 30 have the opportunity to take part in debates and discuss important issues.

The 35th edition was launched by associate advisor to the executive committee on the status of women, youth, diversity and seniors, Despina Sourias.

Three draft municipal by-laws to debate

“Each year, the members of the Young Council of Montreal debate three draft municipal by-laws, whether as part of the day of the commissions or the debates which take place in the room of the municipal council, details the City of Montreal. The event thus encourages action and democratic dynamism in order to inspire new generations to take part in the political life of their city.

This year, young politicians will have to consider on the Regulation on affordable rental housing, the Regulation on gender equity in public spaces, as well as on the Regulation on the democratization of art and cultural professions.

A team of journalists , attached to the simulation journal the Vote of Confidence, will also attend the meetings in order to bring the debates to life and report the highlights.

“The simulation of the Young Council has become a true tradition. It’s a meeting that plays an essential role in keeping our democracy healthy and in stimulating young people’s desire to get involved in decision-making circles, ”said Despina Sourias.

The 35th Young Council of Montreal was launched on January 28. The next sessions will take place from February 3 to 5.

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