uGuelph Student Runs for Toronto Mayor

October 6, 2006

  Thursday’s Toronto Star featured an article on 22-year-old Shaun Bruce, who is “still living with his parents, juggling a six-course load at university, and running for mayor of Canada's largest city.” Two weeks ago, his public affairs class was discussing low voter turnout and wondering whether younger candidates would spark interest among younger voters. Fifteen minutes later, the class decided to run their own candidate in the November 13th election. Since then, most of the class has been active in developing fundraising, outreach, press releases, a website, and a platform, which will include transit fare discounts for PSE students. Their professor will offer class credit for their work on the campaign. (See the full story at http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1159998617469&call_pageid=968350130169&StarSource=RSS )