TORONTO, Oct. 10 /CNW/ - College and university students have actively
campaigned in the Ontario election to raise concerns over the rising cost of
post-secondary education and express support for the proposed new electoral
system, called Mixed Member Proportional (MMP).
Student-driven campaigns on campuses across Ontario have emphasised the
need to increase youth voter turn-out in provincial elections. For the first
time, Elections Ontario ensured that polling stations were in place on every
Ontario college and university campus with a residence.
Students from colleges and universities across the Greater Toronto Area
will be gathering together tonight to watch televised election results
coverage. Student spokespeople will be available to comment as results come in
for the Ontario Election and Referendum and to provide analysis on the
implications for post-secondary education.
Election Night Contact Information
Jen Hassum, Chairperson: 416-832-9073 (cell)
Joel Duff, Ontario Organiser: 416-707-0349 (cell)
GTA Students Watch Election Night Results
Graduate Students' Union Pub, University of Toronto
16 Bancroft Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
(near Spadina Crescent, north of College Street)
The Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario unites more than 300,000
college and university students at 35 students' unions across the province.
For further information:
For further information: Ken Marciniec, Communications Coordinator:
(416) 925-3825 or (416) 803-6066 (cell)