On October 19th, 2015, Canadians across the country will take to the polls to vote 338 representatives into federal office. Canadian Muslims, members of a growing and diverse group in this country, will be doing so as well. However, despite the fact that Muslim communities have existed in Canada for many years now, a number of young Canadian Muslims report an increasing sense of alienation and dissatisfaction with the system.
In recognition of the need to highlight the voices of these youth, ‘Young, Canadian and Muslim: Making Our Ballots Count!’ was created by a concerned group of young people. The debate will take place Friday, September 18th in Toronto, starting at 6:30PM ET. Watch LIVE below!
What will be debated?
1. Job opportunities for young people
2. Canada’s growing income inequality
3. Restrictions upon Canadian civil liberties
4. Recent changes to Immigration and Citizenship legislation
5. The intensification of Islamophobia in Canadian federal politics and political culture
Karim Jivraj, Conservative Candidate for University-Rosedale
Andrew Cash, NDP candidate for Davenport
Hon. John McCallum, Liberal candidate for Markham-Thornhill
Adnan Shahbaz,Green Party candidate for Oakville North-Burlington
The debate will be moderated by freelance journalists, Ginella Massa and Naheed Mustafa.
For more info or to attend in person if you are in the GTA click here.