Live blog for the Voters’ Viewpoint panel, addressing what was missing from this election race
TORONTO – On election night, CTV National News meets with a group of young Canadians who will share their thoughts on federal leaders, their promises, their campaigns and the issues they say have been ignored over the past 36 days.
Starting at 6:30 p.m. EDT, Anne-Marie Mediwake of Your Morning on CTV will host CTV’s Voters ‘Viewpoint panel as part of CTV News’ special election coverage. The panelists’ conversations will be reported on this live blog, while other discussions will continue on Facebook, Twitter spaces, Instagram and TikTok.
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Mediwake will be joined by Sarah Barzak, Executive Director of the London School of Racialized Leaders. Barzak, who is of Malaysian-Palestinian descent, was inspired to create the initiative following the Islamophobic attacks on the Afzaal family in London, Ontario. earlier this summer.
Chief Brent Bissaillion
Chief Brent Bissaillion of Serpent River First Nation in Ontario will also take center stage, who began his two-year term in 2019, just months before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Anishinabe Two-Spirit Cis Leader is also a board member of PASAN, a community-based inmate health and harm reduction organization.
DaniÃ¨le-Jocelyne Otou, Director of Communications and Strategic Engagement at Apathy Is Boring, a national non-profit charity that strives to engage young Canadians at all levels of democracy, ranks third in the panel. She has years of experience in implementing social change for underrepresented communities and in dealing with issues related to the social impact of policies.
Rounding out the panel, Samanta Krishnapillai, Founder, Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief of On Canada Project, an Instagram account that shares information for millennials and millennials in Canada. She also holds a Masters of Science in Health Information Science from Western University and hosts a podcast called “Wait, What’s Happening”.
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