Kids grill Ontario party leaders through new election site: McGuinty, Hudak respond

TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2011 /CNW/ - A new election site built for Ontario teens has secured video responses from five of Ontario's political party leaders, including Dalton McGuinty and Tim Hudak.

The website, built as a compliment to Student Vote's parallel election program, features:

  • Ontario party leaders responding through video to questions from high school students
  • Ten Issue Debates featuring politicians, activists and issue experts
    • Candidate Connect: an application linking students to their local election candidates

Schools, students and interested citizens are invited to explore the site at

The election site is a partnership between Student Vote, a national, non-partisan organization that coordinates parallel elections for students under the voting age and The Mark News, an online publication featuring opinion and analysis from Canada's leading experts.

'Teachers told us that they wanted an online learning tool for the election that had unique content to engage their students.  We think we've achieved that with this site.  As far as we know, it's the only site within the Ontario election that provides young people with direct answers from party leaders on their major concerns.' said Taylor Gunn, Chief Election Officer of Student Vote.

"This website gives teachers and students a way to get involved in the election like never before," said Jeff Anders, CEO of The Mark News. "Not only is this a good resource for students, but also for anyone looking to learn more about election issues."

SOURCE Student Vote - Toronto

For further information:

Student Vote:  Taylor Gunn,

The Mark News: Jeff Anders,

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Student Vote - Toronto

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