Do you have the valour to become the voice of Canada’s people? Now’s your chance to be seen and heard on national television, share the stage with former prime ministers and exchange quips with Rick Mercer, host of CANADA’S NEXT GREAT PRIME MINISTER. After an overwhelming response from hopeful leaders eager to take on this challenge, CBC Television is extending its deadline for submissions to Nov. 18, 2007.
Aspiring prime ministers, aged 18 to 25, can go to cbc.ca/nextprimeminister to review contest requirements and check eligibility. Visitors will be directed to the YouTube site at youtube.com/nextprimeminister and encouraged to up-load their submissions by presenting their one great idea!
Faced with questions from the esteemed panel of former prime ministers, finalists will have their chance to win the hearts of the audience and secure the honourary title of CANADA’S NEXT PRIME MINISTER.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for anyone considering a future in politics, world affairs or social policy. Last year’s telecast attracted close to one million viewers and the four finalists shared the stage with former Canadian prime ministers: The Right Hon. Paul Martin, The Right Hon. Brian Mulroney, The Right Hon. Kim Campbell and The Right Hon. Joe Clark.
CANADA’S NEXT GREAT PRIME MINISTER is based on a popular nationwide competition originated in 1995 by Frank Stronach, founder and chairman of Magna International, in his quest to search for Canada’s best and brightest future leaders. It was launched to engage young Canadians in the political process and to encourage them to think about ways to improve the country.