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.   Advertisements Continue reading Young Voters and the Toronto Municipal Election

Ontario Liberals use Throne Speech to make new promises ahead of campaign season

(By: Jonathan Bradley) Ontario’s Liberal government indicated its plans for the upcoming budget in the Speech from the Throne at Queen’s Park on Monday, promising significant new spending on multiple programs and issues. Lt.-Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell hinted that Premier Kathleen Wynne’s government intends on investing in new programs and expanding on current ones. Dowdeswell said that Wynne will direct spending to reduce hospital wait times … Continue reading Ontario Liberals use Throne Speech to make new promises ahead of campaign season

Recap: RSU election results see Unify sweep executive board

(By: Angela McLean) After two weeks of campaigning and a three-day voting period, Ryerson students have elected their 2018-19 Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) executives and directors. In an overwhelming victory, the Unify slate claimed all five executive member positions, including president (Ram Ganesh.) For some positions, such as VP Education, Unify’s candidate won by more than double the votes. Members from all three slates – … Continue reading Recap: RSU election results see Unify sweep executive board

RSU VP operations says Emberson exit a big loss

(By: Angela McLean) Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) vice-president operations Ali Yousaf said Lauren Emberson’s resignation from the board will have a huge impact on students. Emberson, who was elected as the vice-president student life and events in February 2017, announced her resignation from the executive team Jan. 8 in a statement posted to Facebook. She cited professional differences and personal stress as reasons she could … Continue reading RSU VP operations says Emberson exit a big loss

RSU Election Results

(By: Andrea Josic) Spark and Elevate dominated the executive board after RSU election results were released last night and our mock polls predicted similar results. When voting opened on Feb. 6, RUtv News posted a mock poll where students could mimic the votes they placed on their my.ryerson accounts. The online poll predicted Ohana’s Neal Muthreja as the new RSU president. In the elections, Elevate’s … Continue reading RSU Election Results

Vote Now: Who are Ryerson students voting for in the RSU elections?

(By: Angela McLean) Ryerson students will be able to vote in the RSU’s 2017/18 elections from Feb. 6 at 9 a.m. through to 4 p.m. on Feb. 9. Last week, RUtv News posted a starter guide for students to learn more about the core platforms that each of the four slates – Spark, Elevate, Ohana and Rhino – are running on. Now, the RUtv News … Continue reading Vote Now: Who are Ryerson students voting for in the RSU elections?

Student guide on slates running for RSU Election

(By: Andrea Josic) With elections coming up February 6-8 and parties campaigning all over campus, students may find it difficult to make a vote. An executive member from each party agreed to provide insight into their campaigns so students can make an informed vote. This year’s elections feature four slates: Spark, Elevate, Ohana and Rhino. The following features a voice from each party on the … Continue reading Student guide on slates running for RSU Election

Word on the Street: American Presidential Election 2016

(By: Nathan Sing and Ryan Rocca) On Tuesday night, the American people elected Donald J. Trump as their president. Our reporter Nathan Sing took to the streets of Toronto at the intersection of Yonge and Dundas to hear what Canadians think of Trump being the next president of the United States. What are your thoughts? Sound off in the comments below! Continue reading Word on the Street: American Presidential Election 2016

Get used to saying President Trump

(By: Brendan Sylvia) Donald Trump celebrates a victory Tuesday night after winning the 2016 United States Presidential Election. The official call was made at around 3 a.m. EST as it varied among the different news outlets.  According to the preliminary results, Trump won 48% of the ballots cast nationwide with 279 Electoral College votes while Democrat challenger Hillary Clinton also captured 48% of the popular vote, but only 228 spots … Continue reading Get used to saying President Trump