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Democracy is like a video game, umbrella, pie: youth videos

The winning entry in a British Columbia government video contest about democracy focused on themes of equality, individuality and freedom.

Other entries compared democracy to a video game, an umbrella and a pie.

A video game because “You get to choose who you are.” An umbrella because it “shields you from persecution” and lets you live a more comfortable life. And a pie because, “It doesn't matter what's in the pie, but who makes the pie. That is democracy.”

While the winning entry, created by students at Burnaby North Secondary School, will be used on the websites of Elections B.C. and the Legislative Assembly, all ten entries can be viewed on facebook.

Andrew MacLeod is The Tyee’s Legislative Bureau Chief in Victoria. Reach him here.

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