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Stop the Student Vote points to current political calm Photo: Kim Wiens “Presumably, most of you reading this will not be voting in the upcoming election,” said chapter president Jane Smith. “To anyone that plans to partake in this redundant process, let me enlighten you as to why voting isn’t worth your time.” Smith cited time …

Today’s high school and university graduates are facing unprecedented challenges—high unemployment rates, crippling student debt, an inflated housing market, and a social safety net that no longer offers the protection that it was intended to provide. As students, we have a say in our representation in the House of Commons, which controls and manages many …

Students actually do have a chance to make a difference. By voting for the Green Party, they have the opportunity to launch a champion of proportional representation into the running, and topple these eternal Liberal and Conservative fiefdoms that have dominated Canada for far too long.

While our politicians may be very good at rallying supporters and defending their constituents’ interests, they can’t be expected to be experts in every field. There is a clear need to establish mechanisms that require leaders to base their decisions on the work of those who devote their lives to their fields of research, not on their personal ideology.

It seems as though everyone is highly concerned about this — except for us students. And with only 38.8 per cent of citizens between the ages of 18 and 24 voting, this is not the time to make it harder for students to vote.

      View Larger Map You can vote at any of these places on the general campus. Below, you can find the exact locations to the polling stations. Visit Elections.sfuo.ca for more info. SITE (2nd floor cafeteria) Marion (Cafeteria) Lamoureux (Lobby, near café) Montpetit (1st floor entrance) UCU (Outside federation offices, 1st floor near …

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