Local youth encouraged to apply to Legislative Page program

An image of the Ontario Legislative Assembly website page promoting the Page program. Local MPP Jim McDonell encourages local youth to apply.

QUEEN’S PARK – The Legislative Page program allows Grade 7 and 8 students to spend three weeks at Queen’s Park, learning how the Provincial Parliament works while continuing their school studies in key subjects. The application process is competitive and the deadline to submit applications is November 15th this year for Grade 8 students. Grade 7 students can choose to apply for either of the next spring or fall sessions of the Legislature, and the deadlines are November 15th and June 15th respectively.

S-D-SG MPP Jim McDonell. Nation Valley News file photo

“Our pages make our ridings proud and can use this experience to broaden their knowledge of how provincial and Canadian parliamentary democracy works,” MPP Jim McDonell stated. “Between their legislative and academic work, a page’s day can be very intense. The skills and knowledge acquired through the page program will serve them well in their future academic and professional endeavors”

Many former Pages have gone on to become highly involved in political and civic life. The program helps build confidence, leadership and forges lifelong friendships among youth from across the province.

“I encourage all Grade 7 and 8 students from Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry to consider this opportunity,” McDonell added.

Complete the application online at www.ontla.on.ca.

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