Monthly Archives: April 2012

We have the right

Ever since the 2008 election we have been looking for changes to Alberta's Elections Act to make it easier for students to vote. You can read about those changes here but even though we haven't been successful yet we were hoping that changes or no changes, the reports of students being unable to obtain a

Thank you for voting!

Students did something amazing yesterday - they decided who would lead our province. Reading through the news this morning it was clear that voter turn out was considerably higher than in 2008 - 57% of eligible voters came out and cast their ballot and everywhere it was clear that young Albertans including students made up

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Party platforms on post-secondary

We have already begun calling thousands of students, reminding them to get out and vote tomorrow. Polls are open from 9:00am to 8:00pm and if you need more information on where to vote or what you need to bring we suggest checking out Elections Alberta at We have also received a lot of questions

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University students being turned away from polling stations by archaic law

Advance polls are already open and the first ballots are being cast in the Alberta provincial election, but not everybody is going to get the chance to vote. Post-secondary students are singled out by Alberta’s Elections Act as being required to vote where their family lives rather than in the community where they are a

Mr. Lahey wants you to vote

John Dunsworth, the actor behind the character Mr. Lahey on Trailer Park Boys wants you to vote - yes, you! John has been passionate about promoting voting and engaging citizens in the political process for many years, having directed the movie "John Dunsworth: The Candidate" about his own candidacy in an election before he found

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Poll ranks post-secondary education as key issue

A coalition of post-secondary education stakeholders will release poll results tomorrow that indicate Albertans view the province’s post-secondary education system as fueling economic growth, improving the quality of the health-care system, addressing labour shortages and strengthening communities. DOWNLOAD PUBLIC OPINION ON POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION IN ALBERTA (PDF) Dr. Walter Dixon, President of the Confederation of Alberta

Getting students out to vote

This was originally posted at Alberta Votes Matter, a great campaign looking to refocus conversations about what should matter to Albertans under 40 during the provincial election. Check out the other essay by Alberta leaders under 40 at and follow the campaign at @albertavotes Students have been waiting a long time for this election;

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Promises and Platforms

Last night saw many students - not to mention many Albertans - tuning in to see the only debate between the party leaders during this election. For many, it was perhaps their first look at the leaders up close - after all every party except for the NDP are running with new leaders this election.

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Students are being heard this election

The election campaign is only half done and we already have made a lot of progress! Thousands of students have signed the pledge and hundreds more are making the pledge each day - keep up the great work and make sure your friends know about the vote on April 23. Your students' union and the

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Edmonton candidates spar at the U of A

The Students' Union at the University of Alberta hosted the first of two forums for the provincial election, this one for the candidates in Edmonton-Riverview which includes part of the University of Alberta campus and is the home to dozens of students. Post-secondary education was a hot topic among the candidates, as the debate comes

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