Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

New Tool Simplifies Ontario’s Provincial Election for Students

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As Ontario’s provincial election draws closer, now is a good time for college and university students to read up on the issues, and plan how they will vote. But where to start?

Well, the College Student Alliance (CSA) and the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) want to simplify things for you and have released a new online tool so you can make an informed decision.

“What we want to provide is a comprehensive guide to help students get informed about each party’s plans for higher education,” said Sean Madden, President of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA). “We want to cut the jargon and let students judge for themselves which party’s plans best reflect their priorities.”

The tool provides an extensive chart that compares the CSA’s and the OUSA’s recommendations to The Liberal, Conservative, New Democrat and Green party’s stated platform. Students can now easily see each party’s position on educational affordability, accessibility, quality and mobility.

“College and university students have voiced that affordability, accessibility, quality and mobility are priorities for them,” said Brian Costantini, President of the CSA.

“We’re hopeful that political parties will continue the discussion of post-secondary education throughout the campaign and take advantage of engaging with this untapped population.”

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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