Legislative page forced to quit finds new opportunities
MUN student finds political freedom as a Young Liberal
A political science student who was forced to quit his job at the Newfoundland and Labrador legislature earlier this year has found new opportunities as a 'Young Liberal'.
In April, when legislative page Ryan Steeves, 20, was told he couldn't take three days off to participate in a youth parliament debate in Russia, he quit his job.
The political science student at Memorial university was forced to make the decision when the Newfoundland and Labrador legislature wouldn't allow him to represent the province at the G20 youth parliament debate.
However, since quitting he said he's had the opportunity to do things he couldn't in the past.
"I got involved with the Young Liberals. Partisan politics is one thing you couldn't do as a page, so it's nice to be able to do that," Steeves said.
"Sitting in on the house of assembly, you definitely have opinions [but] you just can't express them, or let anyone know them. It's nice to be able to do that now."
Steeves said after he left the legislature he began getting messages of support from MHAs of all stripes wishing him well.