#KIDS, #GOOGLE HANGOUT & a #PRIMEMINISTER: #Trudeau uses #technology to speak directly to #youth

This is old news  (November 4, 2015 on CTV News) but worth revisiting as it is an interesting way for a political leader to leverage technology to speak to up and coming voters on issues that matter to them.

Justin Trudeau, a former teacher, spent part of his first day as prime minister answering the questions of students at five schools across the country, while more than 1,000 people followed along online.

Trudeau – who symbolically awarded himself the portfolio of youth on Wednesday — started the Google Hangout by saying he intends to engage younger people in the political process and that politics should not be about “speeches,” but about a “dialogue.”

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