Student Budget Consultation 2019, the students have spoken!
For the second time in Quebec, high school and CEGEP students participated in the Student Budget Consultation, an initiative coordinated by CIVIX-Quebec that gives young people an opportunity to learn more about the Government of Quebec’s revenues and expenditures, its public policies and allows them to share their budget priorities. The opinions of 884 students from across the province were collected through a survey conducted in partnership with IPSOS between March 11 and April 26, 2019.
Here are the highlights:
- Environment – Students see the environment as a high priority and think the government should do more to fight against climate change, even if it means higher costs. The environment is a greater priority than last year. Students also favour laws against food waste and tax credits to fight climate change.
- Employment – Young people are optimistic about their future job prospects in Quebec. They would address the labour shortage by recognizing foreign credentials more easily.
- Economy – Students are in favour of more government services, even if it means raising taxes. They would also like to see a $15/hr minimum wage.
- Education – Students view mental health services as a priority. They are also in favor of free education, although support has fallen slightly since last year.
About the Student Budget Consultation
The Student Budget Consultation gives students the opportunity to learn about government revenues and expenditures and to discuss current political issues. The program also gives them a chance to share their opinions about the provincial budget.
About the organization
CIVIX-Quebec is a non-profit organization dedicated to building the habits of active and engaged citizenship among young Quebecers. CIVIX-Quebec provides experiential learning opportunities to help students practice their rights and responsibilities as citizens and connect with their democratic institutions.
For more information
Please contact Catherine McDonald: [email protected] or 1-833-503-3366.
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