Headline: Apply to join PM’s youth council, local MP urges

Photo: Randeep Sarai . . . ‘the Prime Minister wants to hear from you . . .”

Surrey: MP Randeep Singh Sarai is calling for youth between the ages of 16 and 24 in Surrey and the Lower Mainland to apply for the Prime Minister’s Youth Council. The council is a non-partisan body made of up to 30 young Canadians who represent the regional, linguistic and diverse composition of Canada.

“I encourage all young Canadians to apply for this opportunity to get involved in the community and contribute towards a Canada that is engaged with the leaders of tomorrow,” Sarai said in a statement.

Once the council is selected, it will meet multiple times a year and advice the Prime Minister on national issues such as employment, access to education, building stronger communities, climate change and clean growth.

“The only requirement for applying is the desire to get involved. The Prime Minister wants to hear from you, no matter what your current level of community involvement is,” said Sarai.

This is important because the council will include opinions and suggestions from all young Canadians – representing the current youth composition in Canada.

If you would like to be a part of the Youth Council, you can apply from now up until August 12 to be selected in the first group of youth to meet with the Prime Minister in October. You can also apply up until October 7 to be selected in the second wave of members who will meet with the Prime Minister in 2017.

For more information or to submit your application, visit http://www.canada.ca/youth.

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