Across our region schools and post secondary institutions have held graduations. Our regions Member of Parliament Niki Ashton notes whether it’s a kindergarten, elementary school, junior high, high school or post secondary graduation there is one common element. At a time when we are facing many challenges from the economy through to climate change, graduates bring a new sense of hope, optimism and unique perspectives as they are rooted in our north but can connect with the world in ways that previous generations could not.
She adds the major challenge for all of us is to ensure that this generation of graduates does not end up worse off than previous generations. Unfortunately she says this has been the trend in recent years in terms of growing inequality and the environment. As MP for our region she extends congratulations to all the graduates of the class of 2019.