By Kaitlyn Clark
The Haldimand Press
CALEDONIA—Katie Montour of Caledonia has been chosen to represent Haldimand Norfolk in the second Daughters of the Vote program. This program choses one woman aged 18-23 from each federal riding in Canada to “take their respective MP’s seat in Parliament during a historic sitting of the House of Commons,” said organizer Equal Voice’s website.
Montour is currently in her third year of a Political Studies degree at Queen’s University and is Co-President of the Native Student Association.
She admits that she wasn’t always interested in politics, having only found an interest around the time she began applying to university: “I thought it was the same old processes and that nothing was going to change. When Justin Trudeau began running in 2015 and offered a different vision for the future and the changes that could be made, I started to listen more and become more interested in how these decisions are made.”
Montour did not hear about the first Daughters of the Vote program in 2017 until applications had closed, so she “immediately jumped at the chance” to apply this year. This year’s program will run from April 1 to 4, 2019.