THUNDER BAY – Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is looking to work with Ontario youth. After Sunday’s closed door Youth Panel in Thunder Bay, the NDP leader sat down with Meghan Payment and Quinn Spyrka.
Youth Issues part of NDP plans
The NDP were in Thunder Bay on Sunday for a Youth Panel discussion with local youth. The discussion was on what is needed to make Ontario a more engaging place for young people.
“We need young people earning paycheques, investing in the economy and building toward the future,” commented Horwath. “I’ve put forward an achievable proposal that will help businesses that are ready to give young people their first start on the job.”
Sitting down with Meghan and Quinn, the NDP leader was questioned. Community Peace Keepers, a Northern Regional Government, Student Minimum wage issues were raised. As well how to help to improve the selection of jobs for youth were discussed. The relationship between the NDP and the Ministry of Education was raised too.
Andrea Horwath Interview
Youth Issues and Thunder Bay
Youth in Thunder Bay are increasingly making their voices heard. There are more opportunities for young people in our community. While Thunder Bay had a strong history in the past with youth jobs, twenty years ago, many young people had part-time jobs during school hours, and we better able to engage in after school activities.
Today many young people can’t find part-time jobs for after school. The economy has more adults taking jobs that once were taken by students.
However there are positive signs that things are changing.
What is also very positive within many of the youth actions in Thunder Bay are that youth are moving past some of the problems of the past and building toward an Emerging Thunder Bay.
Special thanks to Nathan Ogden the videographer and editor for the interview with Andrea Horwath.