While all parties will be discussing their stance on the strike in coming weeks it seems that their support of students isn’t unconditional. Instead of only discussing student issues when there’s a chance for political points provincial parties should support students all the time.
“I’m absolutely shocked at the outcome. The implications of this meeting could be felt for a very long time."—Peter Ellis, a political science professor at the U of O.
In this modern age, where one can broadcast their ideas in 140 characters (or less) and share cat videos in the blink of an eye, online voting for the SFUO seems to be the next logical step.
It's important to make sure that all communities across the country are well informed on the issues at hand—this means bringing proper discussion beyond big urban centres.
“All opinion polls show a close race,” he said. “Historically close races have increased youth voter turnout rate for all demographics. This is the closest race ever.”