Student unions concerned over suspension of Vote on Campus program

August 30, 2021
Student unions are expressing concern over Elections Canada’s suspension of the Vote on Campus program, which allowed students to vote from campus. Student union representatives are concerned that the change could affect voter turnout among students and are calling for Elections Canada to commit to ensuring students have equitable access to voting. “In a pandemic during which civic engagement has reached all-time lows across the nation, now is not the time to scrap the only measure in recent history which has markedly improved voter turnout,” wrote Western University economics student Ethan Gilhula. CBC (1) | CBC (2) | CBC (3) (National)