There wasn’t much turnover at North Bay City Hall after the 2014 municipal election. Only three new people were elected to council. However, one of those new faces is Sheldon Forgette who, at 23 years old, is one of Canada’s youngest currently-serving deputy mayors.
Agenda producer Mark Brosens asks Forgette how he prepared for his new responsibilities and what has surprised him about the political process so far.
The Agenda has now interviewed three young politicians as part of this series -- Jacob Mantle, Mo Salih and Forgette -- and we’d like to speak with more young adults who are serving on a municipal council. If you know a young municipal politician who is trying to make a difference in an Ontario community, please let us know in the comments below or email Mark Brosens.
Special thanks to TVO's production coordinator, Jonathan Halliwell, who helped bring this interview together.
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