Amherst high schooler gets opportunity to go to Parliament Hill

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Aspiring politician gets a dream trip to Ottawa

Brandon Steele of Amherst recently returned from Ottawa where he attended a forum for young Canadians.

Brandon Steele of Amherst recently returned from Ottawa where he attended a forum for young Canadians. While in Ottawa, Steele got to meet Cumberland Colchester Musquodoboit Valley MP Scott Armstrong.

By Mitchell Peters

AMHERST - A young aspiring politician Brandon Steele from Amherst Regional High School got the chance of a lifetime when he was selected to go on a five day trip to Ottawa, with the Forum for young Canadians. Steele was the only student selected in the county to go to Ottawa, where he was joined the 140 students representing every province and territory.

“We were there for five days, beginning on March 28,” said Steele.

Steele did not initially know anyone else who participated in the event but quickly made friends.

“My favorite part was engaging with other students from across Canada with similar interests.”

Steele learned of the event through his schools guidance councilor. Steele is “recently more and more interested in politics.”

Steele also had the opportunity to meet a few MP’s. One of which was Scott Armstrong, who, he had a dinner with as well. He said it was quite the learning experience, and was a lot of fun.

“We got to learn about the Canadian government and politics.”

The program offers an opportunity for those aged 15-19 an opportunity to go the capitol city and take home a piece of Canadian culture. It is an opportunity to gain the understanding how our country functions and is governed, and to meet politicians.

 

Organizations: Amherst Regional High School

Geographic location: Amherst, Ottawa, Parliament Hill Ottowa Canada

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