In an op-ed for the Montreal Gazette, Vanier College professor Mark Cohen argues that Elections Canada should allow students to cast their ballots from campus. He points to an Elections Canada survey in which most students cited “access barriers” as their main reason for not voting, and says that Quebec’s Bill 13—which allows students to vote on-campus for a candidate in their home riding, even if their school is outside of that riding—provides a possible model. Cohen says that a similar move on the federal level would demonstrate to students that they have an important role to play in the electoral system and that their input is valued.
Source: Connect – Canada In India
Choose the winner of the third annual “Indo-Canada Student Innovation Award 2013” by voting for your favourite student animation clip. Results will be announced at the Best Animation Film Award Ceremony at FICCI Frames on March 15. The winner will receive one week of training at Seneca College in Toronto, Canada, sponsored by Seneca College and Frameboxx.
Canadian highlights at this year’s FICCI Frames, March 12-15, include participation by the Province of Ontario and Michael Longford, from York University, as a key delegate.