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Election campaign

Who  was Jean Drapeau?Election campaignMayor’s newsletterPoster and news conferenceFor more information

Electing a new mayor
takes preparation!

Here’s how:

Pass your cursor over the numbers you see under the illustration. This will bring up each of the different parts of the image. Click on a number to get more information.

Read the mayor’s newsletetter.

Using the information and images, prepare your candidate’s campaign poster.

How do you run a successful election campaign?

Consult the section An effective campaign poster.

A sketch

Before you make your poster, you need to think about what you want to write, draw or glue on. Then you need to make a sketch of the whole thing and ask your teacher to approve it.

A convincing poster

You can use bits of text and images from the mayor’s newsletter, images taken from the section For more information, as well as the portrait of your candidate, and glue them onto your poster. You can draw and write. Your poster must convince the other students to vote for your candidate. Praise his character and his accomplishments.

When your campaign poster is ready, present it to the other students at a press conference.

How do you hold a press conference?

Consult the section A successful press conference.

It’s time to deliver additional information about your candidate to the others and to convince the electors that your candidate is the best!

Vote at the Centre d'histoire de Montréal, in Old Montréal.

During your Citizens of Tomorrow day, you will visit the Centre d'histoire de Montréal, the museum of the city. The election campaign is over. Now you will be playing the role of a voter.

During the visit, we will talk about the five mayors and the city they knew. Which candidate’s accomplishments will impress you the most? Your candidate’s, or another’s? Will you choose the candidate who you like the best or the one who did the most things that are important to you? It will be your moment to answer these questions, without telling the other students.

At the end of the visit, you will vote for the mayor of your choice.

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