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Voter turnout in people aged 18-24 jumped by 18.3 per cent from the 2011 election to the 2015 election. It’s never been easier to make an informed decision of which candidate and party you want to support, so let’s keep that trend alive.

For October’s federal election, most polls are indicating that both the Liberals and Conservatives are tied for Canadians’ support. This means that it is more than likely that either party will end up with less than a majority of the seats in the House of Commons, thereby swinging the determination of the balance of power to the smaller parties.

“The Senate, one of the most powerful governing bodies in our institution, should have cancelled classes this Friday. They should be tasking themselves with assembling a campaign aimed at promoting further education, organization, and collaboration to address this problem,” writes U of O student Lorin Clive D’Arcy Van Dusen.

“Tracking every bite is not an accurate sense of what a body needs, it’s disordered. Giving foods a ‘red light’ isn’t mindful, it’s fear-mongering. Sharing weight loss photos of kids isn’t motivation, it’s shameful,’’ registered dietitian Hayley Goodrich writes in a tweet.

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