This year, I was selected to be part of the House of Commons Page Program. Over the past few months, I have had the opportunity to serve Members of Parliament and other parliamentary officials during the proceedings in the House of Commons. As a page, I have the chance to learn about the workings Canadian politics and of parliamentary procedure from a unique perspective. I have also had the chance to meet other young people from across the country. It is an amazing experience.
So far, what I like the most about being a page is getting to assist Members of Parliament who make decisions that affect all Canadians. Ottawa is a medium-sized city just like Victoria, and I love the feeling of walking up the steps of Parliament each day as the beauty of the building gets me every time. I appreciate every minute I get to spend as a page as I know it is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Each year, 40 students are selected from high schools across Canada to come to Ottawa and work as pages in the House of Commons.
Can you picture yourself witnessing history on the floor of the House of Commons? If you can, please visit the Page Program Web site at www.parl.gc.ca/hocpage for more details!