Ryerson students challenging the RU Pass

Ryerson University students continue to challenge the implementation of the new RU pass, on campus. Some students say they were not fully aware of the opt-out options regarding the pass, due to the way the Ryerson Students’ Union advertised the referendum. Students say the RSU needed to clarify the opt-out information brought up in emails. As a result, they are calling for a re-vote regarding … Continue reading Ryerson students challenging the RU Pass

Students have strong feelings about the new RU Pass

After a university-wide referendum in October, students voted in favour of the U-Pass. The U-Pass will be for all full-time students to use the TTC at a discounted rate, starting in September 2019, and will be rebranded the “RU-Pass”. Many students are excited about the discount, but others who don’t use the TTC enough to benefit from the pass say it’s unfair. RUtv News reporter … Continue reading Students have strong feelings about the new RU Pass

Tory’s re-election signifies city’s trust after landslide win

(By: Jackson Farough) Clearly, Toronto isn’t ready to let go of John Tory yet. The incumbent mayor will now serve a second term in office after dominating the municipal elections this month. He took 63.5% of the vote despite competing against 34 candidates for mayor. Jennifer Keesmaat—Tory’s main political rival in the election—took just 23.5% of the vote. This was after a passionate couple of months … Continue reading Tory’s re-election signifies city’s trust after landslide win

Young Voters and the Toronto Municipal Election

The Toronto municipal election is taking place today. In the running are incumbent mayor John Tory, Jennifer Keesmaat, Sarah Climenhaga, Saron Gebresellassi and Faith Goldy. Youth voter turnout is expected to be low. Find out students’ thoughts on voting and hear from Jennifer Keesmaat on why the youth vote is important.   Continue reading Young Voters and the Toronto Municipal Election

Torontonians share thoughts on recreational cannabis legalization in Canada

Canada legalized the use of recreational cannabis on Oct. 17. With pressure to pardon people who have been convicted of cannabis possession, Ottawa will be introducing new legislation. RUtv News reporter Manuela Vega asks people in Toronto for their opinion on the matter. Continue reading Torontonians share thoughts on recreational cannabis legalization in Canada