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Mount Royal, November 11, 2013 – After a successful début last year, Mount Royal’s Townschool Council has made a triumphant return this fall. Once again, a dozen sixth-grade students – a mix of boys and girls from various primary schools located within the Town limits – assembled in Town Hall’s Elizabeth Hall on November 7 to be duly sworn in following elections held in their respective educational institutions.

As was the case last school year, the young councillors will meet monthly under the chairmanship of mayor Philippe Roy to organize a special project. The end of their term of office will roughly coincide with the end of the school year. Last week’s swearing-in of the young councillors constituted a first step in their discovery of the municipal democratic process and their exploration of the role of elected official.

After planting a ginkgo in Connaught Park, the first cohort of Townschool councillors successfully completed their chosen project, which was to set up and staff information booths on environmental protection, an activity they carried out in connection with the house soccer end-of-season festivities last spring. Now the new team will announce the details of its project as soon as it has been determined.

Mount Royal mayor Philippe Roy is delighted to be overseeing this activity again. “I got a lot out of interacting with the 12 young people last year,” he explained. “It was a first attempt and the experience was rewarding for everyone involved. The Townschool councillors learned much and I gained much from my contact with them. I look forward to chairing the new team’s meetings.”