Elections

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Tips for how to vote in the provincial election

Ontario’s provincial election, chiefly contested by the Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, New Democratic Party and Green Party, is going to take place on June 7. The event foreshadows the Ontario municipal elections occurring on October 22.  The polls will be open for voting between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Voter turnout in the 2014 election was 51 per cent. However, this […]

by Aaron Hagey· · Elections, National, News ·
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Tarique Plummer wins president by majority vote

Tarique Plummer has been elected as Wilfrid Laurier University’s Students’ Union president for the 2018-19 term. Plummer was officially announced as president on Feb. 1 at the #LaurierVotes Results Night at Wilf’s. Plummer claimed the position over Ali Saghari, Ryley Fletcher and Idris Omar Hassan with 52.35 per cent of the votes. Despite four candidates in the running for president, […]

by Safina Husein· · Elections, News ·
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Students’ Union holds open forum and debate for election season

The four candidates campaigning for the position of president and CEO of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Students’ Union have been busy running their campaign and attending events throughout the past week. Candidates running for the role are Ali Saghari, Tarique Plummer, Idris Omar Hassan and Ryley Fletcher. On Wednesday Jan. 24, all candidates were present at the Waterloo Open Forum. The […]

by Safina Husein· · Elections, News ·
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2018 Students’ Union and election endorsements

The following endorsements were done through discussions with The Cord’s editorial board (12 in favour, 2 abstentions). These are not necessarily a reflection of WLUSP, The Cord’s volunteers or staff. President: Ali Saghari After a lengthy discussion, The Cord has chosen to endorse Ali Saghari for Students’ Union president. That being said, it was important for us to identify the […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, Elections, News ·
2018 Students’ Union presidential candidate Q&As

2018 Students’ Union presidential candidate Q&As

  Ryley Fletcher How / When / Why did you decide to run for Students’ Union president? “I think based on my experiences from the last four and a half years at Laurier eventually led me to have a huge passion for the student experience and mental health as well. So I think that through my experiences is what made […]

by Cord Staff· · Elections, News ·
2018 electors season sees sharp decline in female candidates

2018 electors season sees sharp decline in female candidates

  This year’s Students’ Union election has seen a significant decrease in female candidates. The 2018 elections have only two women running for a position out of all Students’ Union positions. This is drastically lower in comparison to the 2017 elections which saw total of five elected females for the board of directors. “We, unfortunately, see a significant decrease this […]

by Erin Abe· · Elections, News ·
Elections 2018: Wilfrid Laurier University Student Publications Candidates Platforms

Elections 2018: Wilfrid Laurier University Student Publications Candidates Platforms

Wilfrid Laurier University Student Publications Candidate Platforms President Terrence Mroz During my time as an undergraduate at Wilfrid Laurier University I have had the pleasure of holding several positions within WLUSP including: Arts & Life writer for The Cord, Radio Laurier DJ, Radio Laurier Program Director, and now Station Manager of Radio Laurier. These experiences have allowed me to create […]

by Cord Staff· · Elections, News ·
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2018 Students’ Union election season kicks off at All Candidates Meeting

  The 2018 Students’ Union election season has officially begun. On Monday Jan. 15, 2017, the All-Candidates meeting took place on both the Waterloo and Brantford campuses. Candidates running for Students’ Union President and CEO, board of directors, senate and board of governors were present at the meeting. Campaigning for all positions officially began 30 minutes after the completion of […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, Elections, News ·