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Chippewa students grill candidates

200 questions were whittled down to 10 for the one hour event

Approximately 400 grade 7-12 students got a chance to question the four candidates running for federal MP this afternoon during a session at Chippewa Secondary school. (see our photo gallery)

"This all-candidates meeting is the first step in engaging our students in important civic issues, and will continue next week when many of our students will fill a ballot and cast their vote in the student vote program," said Mike Brisson, a teacher in the Canadian and World Studies department.

Student Vote is a parallel election for students under the voting age, coinciding with federal, provincial, territorial and municipal elections. 

Brisson says all the questions came from the students --- about 200 in all that were whittled down to 10 for the hour long event.

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