Give students a voice in the federal budget conversation

November 20th, 2019 by CIVIX

The new government will be sworn-in today by the Governor General, and the Prime Minister and his cabinet will immediately get back to business.

First on the agenda is the Speech from the Throne on December 5, which will outline the goals and priorities for the new session of Parliament.

One major test for the new government will be passing the annual budget and, with a minority government, they will have to negotiate to secure support from the other parties.

Canadian students need to be part of this important conversation too, as its their future that’s at stake in these decisions.

Coordinated by CIVIX, the Student Budget Consultation is a unique classroom program that provides students with an opportunity to learn about budgeting, explore the federal government’s revenues and expenditures, debate important issues, and share their budget priorities with decision-makers.

Registration is open now: http://studentvote.ca/federal_sbc/

The project learning resources will include lesson plans, along with videos and slide decks. We are in the process of streamlining the content from previous years and making it more digestible.In the culminating activity, students will submit their feedback through a consultation survey. The results will be shared with the Department of Finance and all political parties so that they can see what matters most to young Canadians in advance of the 2020 budget.
 
We hope you will consider involving your students in this civic education initiative. 

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