The City of Vancouver is officially endorsing?lowering the voting age to 16 in municipal elections across B.Cshowed when it examined who is receivin.?
A motion passed by council on Thursday expresses support for the youth-led Vote 16 B.C. campaign?and its goal to lower the voting age across the province.?
Although this vote does not have any legal power, council has requested that Mayor Kennedy Stewart write a letter of endorsement to the premier and the provincial minister of municipal affairsThe ministry wanted to get ahead of possible news coverage..?
Seventeen-year-old Cait Foster from Victoria is one of Vote 16 B.CThe province announced last week that it is gradually widening vaccine access t.’s high school ambassadors and initially got involved with the campaign out of frustration. She said her experience as a young activist led her to question whether politicians are actually listening to youth, and caused her to feel underestimated and disrespected at times.?
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