News Release — For Immediate Release
March 28, 2011 — #2
Green Party candidate Anna Wagner calls for common ground on employment and education for youth
Calgary – Green Party candidate Anna Wagner is challenging candidates in the other parties to create a better atmosphere for the 2011 election by letting Canadians know that their candidates are capable of being positive, rather than negative. For the rest of this first week, each day the Green Party will propose an issue or idea where we think all parties can find common ground.
Green Leader Elizabeth May said “For the fourth time in seven years, Canada finds itself in a federal election. I know that Canadians feel this is an unnecessary use of taxpayers’ money and they are sick of the mud-slinging and the personal attacks. Let’s try to engage the voters. Let’s try to show them that, once in a while, we can agree on important policy issues.”
The first big proposal from the Greens is that Canada needs a nation-wide employment and education initiative for youth.
Green Leader Elizabeth May said “Surely all the parties can agree that providing employment and education for youth need to be a priority. Recessions hit youth the hardest. They are continually caught in a cycle of not yet having the skills or experience to be competitive but not being able to gain these skills and experience without a job. It is a critical phase of their lives and it is a worthwhile investment to create a generation that is fully participating and contributing both economically and socially.”
Our Calgarian youth are facing a tough economy and possibly large student loan debts. Many are living at home longer than other youth have in the past because they can not afford to live independently. We need to work together in our country to give these people access to learn the basic tools they need for the workplace to give them a competitive edge.
Anna Wagner said “I am asking the other candidates in Calgary West to join in and find common ground. Show voters they are able to cooperate and work together with other parties, and agree Canada needs an investment in a nation-wide employment and education initiative for youth.”
Green Party Candidate for Calgary West
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