A federal election has been called for May 2 and we are teaming up with our federal counterpart, the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA), to encourage all Canadian students to get out and vote. The Government of Canada plays a big role in post-secondary education – running the Canada Student Loan Program, providing the transfer payments that fund our universities and contributing to the infrastructure on campus – but without your say there is no reason for politicians to take notice of student concerns.

Make sure you take the time to vote, and if you can encourage your friends, family and other students to do the same. Getting informed and taking action yourself has never been easier. CASA has set up a website, studentsneedtovote.ca, to help get you started.