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Gurkiran Kaur Sidhu Shares What She Thinks The Biggest Issue For Young Voters Is

"I think the biggest thing is just please go out and vote."

Toronto Staff Writer
Gurkiran Kaur Sidhu Shares What She Thinks The Biggest Issue For Young Voters Is

Gurkiran Kaur Sidhu, 31-year-old fashion designer, entrepreneur and wife of NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, told Narcity what she thinks the biggest issue is for young voters today.

Sidhu has been campaigning alongside Singh across the country for the upcoming Canadian federal election which will take place on September 20, 2021.

What do you think the biggest issue for young voters is right now?

"Young voters, I'm going to say one hundred percent climate change. And I think that is one of my biggest things as well," Sidhu told Narcity.

"It's so scary when you're reading about how our icebergs are slowly turning into... like, they're melting away. Even just this summer how crazy the wildfires have been. It's so sad and heartbreaking.

"And it's not just on the west coast like in B.C., but even in Ontario, we've had so many wildfires, and that is absolutely nuts to me, like the craziness of the heat and even the heat waves we've been experiencing over the last month."

"I think that is such an eye-opener to how scary it is, and there was a point where we probably could have turned it around right away, but now we actually have to put in the work if we're trying to, you know, make our world a better place."

"So one hundred percent, I think it would have to be climate change."

If there is one thing you could say to undecided voters, what would you say to them?

"There's a lot that has been happening in the last couple years, especially with the pandemic, and there is so much to think about. There's the future, climate change — you know, whatever resonates with you — and I think the biggest thing is just, please go out and vote."

"There's lots happening, and to help make the change that you want, I would say at the very least, please go out and vote. That is literally your voice changing or impacting politics, so just vote!"

This interview has been condensed and edited for clarity.

    Brooke Houghton
    Toronto Staff Writer
    Brooke Houghton is a Staff Writer for Narcity Canada's Ontario Desk focused on celebrity news and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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