With the upcoming election on October 21st, our theme for the next few podcast episodes will be about literacy and civic engagement. We will feature special guests who will talk to us about the importance of participating in the election, why you should vote, and what some of the barriers and opportunities there are to civic engagement.
Did you know that the voter turnout in the last federal election in 2015 was 68.3%?
On this week’s episode, the first of our election special we speak with the Honourable David Lametti, who is the Member of Parliament for LaSalle—Émard—Verdun, the Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of Canada. We learn about his role and the perspective of civic engagement from a candidate’s perspective
We also talk with Melanie Valcin from Frontier College about the connections between literacy and civic engagement and the national Forum on Literacy and Civic Engagement that is taking place on September 17th across Canada and online.
Are you registered to vote? How can you check? As part of our election series, we will be talking about voting basics. We chat about how to register or check if you are registered to vote.
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Every two weeks our hosts Chris Shee and Jaimie Cudmore from Literacy Quebec explore topics around community building, lifelong learning and literacy for English-speakers in Quebec. Want to help out with the podcast? Have a story you want to share? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office (514) 508-6805 or Toll-Free: 1-855-890-1587