During an election campaigns, political parties typically release a platform which includes a series of actions and policy changes (essentially promises) that they intend to implement if they get elected.
Here’s a look at what Trudeau’s platform said the Liberals would do for youth:
Read the full platform here.
But what are the chances?
As Prime Minister with a majority government, Trudeau does have significant power to get things done. However, as with any government, change is difficult and takes time. And there are many important issues and competing priorities that the Liberals need to address. This makes us wonder: how can we hold Trudeau accountable and ensure that he follows through on his promises?
Stay Informed! Helpful Resources
One of the most important things you can do is stay informed. This is a great way that we as citizens can hold our government accountable.
Here are some great resources for staying up to date on decision-making at Parliament Hill:
Putting the Pressure On
Another thing you can do to help influence the decisions about youth policies is to contact your MP and ensure they know when something is important to you. Send them an email or letter, outlining the issue and why you think it’s important.
You can also tweet or post about these topics and include your politicians in the post:
Hey @Trudeau we love your platform on youth employment! #Youth #jobs are a big priority. #projectyu