This week I had the great pleasure of speaking with Mr. O'Flynn's grade 5 students that are participating in studentvote.ca/bc2017. I spoke to them about how the golden rule can be applied to politics, the difference between negative rights (life, liberty, property) and positive rights (food, shelter, etc), and the role and morality of taxation. I was pleased to see by their responses and questions that none of these concepts were over their heads--they knew that stealing is wrong whether one person does it alone or a large group of people does it together.
Mr. O'Flynn's class also got to meet the other candidates for North Vancouver -Seymour. It's great that students in hundreds of schools across the province have the opportunity to learn about give their input in the political process --a very worthy project for anyone running for office to be involved in.