Campus polls are a rarity in Canada, or they are under publicized, and as a result students often suffer.
With less than two weeks to go before Canadians hit the polls on May 2, federal party leaders are certainly not the only ones who have kicked this election campaign into high gear.
As efforts to get 18-24 year olds out to the polls mount across the country, it seems that the youth might have the power to significantly alter the outcome of the federal election if they get out and vote.
Brad Trost, incumbent for Saskatoon-Humboldt, spoke at an all-party election forum at the University of Saskatchewan following controversial remarks he made to a pro-life group that was leaked to media.
What ridings can youth influence in this election? Check out this interactive map to see just how much an impact youth voting can have in a specific riding.
Brad Trost, the MP for Saskatoon-Humboldt addressed the Saskatchewan Pro-Life Association's annual convention on Saturday and thanked its members for their help in stopping federal funding for the group.
Students at the University of Guelph lined up for hours on April 13, some even studying while they waited in line, to vote on campus by special ballot in this year's federal election.
As opposition parties working to achieve consensus in the House of Commons are accused of being a coalition, and of being undemocratic, the very process of democracy itself has been painted as an unnecessary bother.
Stemming from political commentator Rick Mercer's call to action, 18 “vote mobs” of students encouraging youth to participate in next month's federal election have sprung up across the country.
We have a responsibility to participate in democracy and to vote (or else actively work to find another system of government). I could be wrong, but I think Canadians still value democracy.