TORONTO, Sept. 9, 2011 /CNW/ - With the 2011 Ontario Election now
underway, college and university students have released a tool to help compare the political parties' commitments to improve
post-secondary education. As part of the It's Your Vote campaign
launched last week, students released a joint platform, Our Vote, Our Future, which each party's higher education platforms are being evaluated
"College and university students have voiced that affordability,
accessibility, quality and mobility are priorities for them," says
Brian Costantini, President of the College Student Alliance (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."
"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 platform comparison is just one of many tools for students found on
the collaborative website itsyourvote.ca. The comparison will be updated throughout the campaign as parties make
any additional commitments to students. The student platform, along
with videos and blogs that will be released throughout the campaign,
can also be found on the site.
The College Student Alliance and the Ontario Undergraduate Student
Alliance represent over 280,000 college and university students at 34
student associations in communities across Ontario.
SOURCE Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance
For further information:
or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Jim Robeson, Director of Advocacy, College Student Alliance, 416-340-1212,
Alvin Tedjo, Director of Communications, Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance, 416-341-9948,