Students ask Ontarians to do their electoral homework



    TORONTO, Sept. 24 /CNW/ - Six members of Ontario's Students' Assembly on
Electoral Reform will hold a press conference in the front foyer of Hart
House, University of Toronto on Tuesday, September 25th, 2pm.
    They believe Election Ontario's public education campaign is inadequate
and misleading and want the chance to tell Ontarians why they and the members
of the Citizens' Assembly recommended change.
    The students will discuss the campaign so far, present five popular myths
about MMP, FPTP and the Citizens' Assembly, and answer questions.
    "This is an important issue. But too much confusion and misinformation is
distorting the debate" says SAER member Natalie Lum-Tai, a grade 12 Toronto
student. "It's up to Ontarians to decide, but we want them to have the facts
and understand our reasoning."

    The Students' Assembly on Electoral Reform was a parallel initiative
funded by the Trillium Foundation, the province of Ontario and the Canadian
Council on Learning. One student from each of Ontario's 103 ridings
participated.
    On February 18th, 2007, it formally recommended to the Citizens' Assembly
that it propose MMP to Ontario voters.





For further information:

For further information: Jonathan Yantzi, SAER member, Grade 12 student,
Burlington, (905) 484-4632, 1yantzijon@hdsb.ca; www.studentsassembly.ca

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