Just when you thought young people were becoming less interested in politics and civic participation, along came a young cohort of political candidates. In 2011, Canadians elected the youngest MP and Parliament installed the youngest House Speaker in our Parliament’s history.

They are often judged as not having the experience and knowledge of a 30 or 40 or 50 year old rookie politician. What they bring is a fresh perspective and youthful energy.

On this edition of the Digital Public Affairs podcast, NDP MP and Science and Technology Critic Laurin Liu on becoming an MP at age 20, balancing personal and political online activities, and injecting an entrepreneurial spirit to her role as a Parliamentarian.

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