Senator to address Manly's youth council

Paul Manly, MP

Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Paul Manly has formed a youth advisory council to stay focus on the perspectives and priorities of youth. The council has met three times since it began in late February and council members decide on the focus of the meetings. 

Independent BC Senator Yuen Pau Woo will talk about the work of the Canadian Senate and answer questions today. Future meetings will focus on the path legislation takes from tabling to being enacted, as well as workshop a specific piece of legislation being debated in the House of Commons. 

“Every decision made at every level of government affects youth. That’s why this initiative is very important to me,” said Manly. “My role in these meetings is to listen, and to create opportunities for youth to gain a greater understanding of how their government works.”

The Youth Advisory Council is non-partisan and open to youth aged 15-25 who live in the federal riding of Nanaimo-Ladysmith. Council members are required to sign a code of conduct to ensure that council meetings are safe and respectful for all participants.