[City News] Canadian students vote in mock federal election, bring democracy to classrooms
As Canadians exercise their democratic right Monday, students across the country are taking part in their own mock election.
Students who are not of voting age are casting their mock ballots in the Student Vote Canada program “to bring democracy, politics or real-life issues into the classroom.”
The program attracted 7,500 schools representing all 338 ridings across Canada this year.
The program run by CIVIX in collaboration with Elections Canada runs parallel with the election and gives students the opportunity to experience the voting process firsthand.
Kids will research party platforms, discuss the future of the country, evaluate the leaders and MPs. Then, students make their picks and cast ballots for the official candidates running in their school’s electoral district.