For Immediate Release
May 2, 2017
Students launch Vote Education campaign to centre students’ issues as election issues.
HALIFAX—As Nova Scotia enters a provincial election, the Canadian Federation of Students-Nova Scotia has launched the Vote Education campaign. This campaign will encourage high participation from students and youth, and will encourage all parties to include commitments to improve post-secondary education in their platforms.
“This election is an opportunity for all parties to demonstrate their vision of post-secondary education as a crucial investment in the future of our province,” said Charlotte Kiddell, Chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students-Nova Scotia. “Through the Vote Education campaign, students will call on all candidates to prioritize post-secondary education.”
The Vote Education campaign is centered on five main issues affecting students. Throughout the campaign period, students will call on Nova Scotians to vote for candidates who support:
- Removing financial barriers to post-secondary education;
- Provincial legislation to prevent sexualized violence on-campus;
- International students’ access to health care;
- Protecting young workers; and
- Fixed election dates.
“Students are highly active in the political landscape of our province through lobbying, campaigning and direct action,” said Kiddell. “Our engagement is unwavering as we enter the election period. We are steadfast in our goal to achieve an accessible system of post-secondary education.”
For more information about the campaign, visit voteeducation.ca.
The Canadian Federation of Students is the oldest and largest national student organization in Canada, representing over 650,000 college, undergraduate and graduate students across the country.