Because YOUth Matter
Youth matter, not only because we are the future but because we are also part of today.
Deferring problems and borrowing money is taking the easy way out; dumping problems on the next generation. Real leaders don’t download problems on to the next generation (or term) they get expert advice, make decisions and move forward.
Toronto has the worst youth unemployment rate of any Ontario region. We have the biggest stake in the outcome of decisions that municipal government makes today and our voices are not being heard. This generation needs leadership that will consider the needs of young workers, students and voters.
Those in my generation look at problems differently; we see solutions that others haven’t thought of, we represent some of the world’s top entrepreneurs and Toronto has an extensive, largely untapped talent pool that could make things better for our citizens.
This seems to be the question everyone is asking and the answer is anti-climactic for right now. I need a break. I need some time off.
Don’t get me wrong lots of the last eight months have been amazing. The last few months contain some of the most amazing moments of my life. But there were lots of things I didn’t talk about. Lots of things I never said. Lots of days that were not good.
Young candidates say they’re not just running for fun
While many young people will be spending the next few weeks cramming for midterm exams, a group of their peers will be hitting the pavement to achieve a high score of a different sort – a win in the city’s upcoming municipal elections.
Toronto mayoral race: What makes fringe candidates run?
Morgan Baskin was 16 years old when she first toyed with the idea of running for mayor. Tired of seeing how young Torontonians were being left out of the municipal discussion, she wanted to find a way to engage her fellow youth.
So two years later, she decided to do something about it.
CBC Metro Morning
Morgan was on Metro Morning to talk about her campaign.
Young Ottawa women plot a path in politics
There’s no blueprint for being a teen in politics, let alone being a 19-year-old woman running to be mayor of Toronto.
“Youth were underrepresented, we were simply patronized with tokenism. I want to make the voices of young people heard,” Morgan Baskin said Sunday to a gathering of participants and supporters of Head Start – a program that gathered 18 young women between the ages of 16 and 24 in Ottawa and asked them to identify barriers to women entering politics and brainstorm possible solutions.