NDP candidate Norm Macdonald

Two provincial candidates addressed GSS students

Some of the students from Golden Secondary School attended the first ever GSS All Candidates Forum on Thursday, May 2.

Some of the students from Golden Secondary School, although not yet old enough to vote, attended the first ever GSS All Candidates Forum on Thursday, May 2.

Students in Grades 11 and 12, and a few in Grade 10, gathered in the gym to listen to the candidates talk about issues that matter to the youth of Golden.

The forum’s moderator added context with each question, explaining to the students what the issues were and why they are important.

NDP candidate Norm Macdonald, and Green Party candidate Laurel Ralston (the two candidates who attended the forum) answered prepared questions about the proposed Enbridge pipeline and the environment, the economy and minimum wage, and the legalization of marijuana.

The forum lasted about an hour, giving the students a good chance to learn about two of the people who may be representing them after May 14.

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