Halifax mayoral candidates respond to Student Vote questions

October 4th, 2016 by CIVIX

Next week, elementary and secondary school students from more than 170 schools in Nova Scotia will participate in the municipal and school board elections through the Student Vote program.

In the Halifax Regional Municipality, students from more than 60 schools are learning about the electoral process, engaging in the campaign and will cast ballots for the official mayor, council and school board candidates.

To help students prepare for their Student Vote Day, CIVIX asked HRM mayoral candidates Mike Savage and Lil MacPherson to respond to three student questions. More than 80 questions were submitted from schools across the municipality and we were pleased to receive video responses from both campaigns.

  • Students from St. Joseph’s-Alexander McKay Elementary in Halifax asked: “What things are you going to do to make Halifax a safer city?”

  • Students from Bel Ayr Elementary School in Dartmouth asked: “What will you do to make taxes and bills for water less to help families?”

  • Students from Gaetz Brook Junior High School in Gaetz Brook asked: “What would you like to do or change as mayor? What will you bring to the table over the next few years?”

You can also view the student questions and candidate responses on our Nova Scotia municipal election website: http://studentvote.ca/nsmunicipal2016/hrm-mayoral-candidates/

This Student Vote project is made possible due to financial support received from the Government of Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia School Boards Association and the Government of Canada.

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