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Sep 17, 2021
‘I want to inspire youth who are indifferent or bored by politics,’ says 18-year-old Didier Pilon
This week, Nunatsiaq News is publishing profiles of candidates running to represent Nunavik in Parliament. In the Abitibi–Baie-James–Nunavik–Eeyou riding, Bloc Québécois MP Sylvie Bérubé is facing challenges from Conservative Steve Corriveau, Liberal Lise Kistabish, New Democrat Pauline Lameboy and the Green party’s Didier Pilon.
The upcoming federal election is the first one that Didier Pilon will be eligible to vote in.
And the 18-year-old college student decided to take his political interest a step further, by running as the Green party candidate in Abitibi–Baie-James–Nunavik–Eeyou.
Pilon said he wants to encourage more conversation about the climate crisis, particularly among voters his age.