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EWC participants told they can make a real difference
Time seemed to fly by as our Politics in Canada participants witnessed a living example of citizenship, leadership and bilingualism in the person of Justin Trudeau.
The ex-teacher, Member of Parliament, and son of the former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, energized the hundred plus participants with his speech, already won over by his presence.
His message was clear. He told his audience to fight against society’s taboos, to stop stereotyping, to forget about minds and thoughts already made up, and to start imagining a better world around them, where they can make a difference.
“You are not the leaders of tomorrow,” stated the young politician, to the surprise of everyone. “Each one of you has the power to be a leader today, at the same time as being consumers, peers, family members, and citizens. Your role is essential.”
“Our society needs young people to confront the important issues that await us, like the degradation of our planet, poverty and ignorance.” He said that they have it within themselves “to make their voices heard and to make change happen.”
Inspired by his speech, the participants took the opportunity to ask the popular speaker a multitude of questions, engaging him in a kind of dialogue. Thereafter, much to the delight of the participants, he generously agreed to have his photo taken with many of our participants.