A foot-note to Stephanie Sirois’s “Voters organizing to impact Fredericton race through strategic voting:” when I was talking to the Conservative MP Keith Ashfield’s assistant, Jonathan Alward, I urged the importance of getting students to vote, but he replied that he had heard so many crazy things from student he did not want to encourage them.
This is outrageous! It should make students all the more determined to vote. If the Conservatives are afraid of the student vote, perhaps they should be. After all, students are going to have to live in a Canada that has lost its international reputation, and which does nothing to address the very real threat of climate change.
– Dr. Nicholas Tracy