WLUSU elections an important part of student life

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In the last Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union (WLUSU) election, 35 per cent of the university’s students cast their votes online, surpassing the turnout levels of previous years by a considerable margin. As the WLUSU election campaign gets underway this week, it’s important to pay attention to the issues being discussed.

If the old adage is true that “all politics is local,” there is theoretically no more important election than the one taking place right now in our university. While it is often disappointing to follow a campaign where so many of the candidates for WLUSU President and Board of Directors make promises that they realistically cannot keep, it further underscores the importance of critically analyzing what each candidate has to offer.

WLUSU is in charge of a massive budget of nearly $1 million and it’s up to you to decide who you want in charge of these funds. It is an incredible responsibility to be part of these financial decisions. So, while it will be annoying and exhausting at times, keep an eye out for the candidates in the WLUSU elections. There are important decisions at stake and it’s up to you to decide who you want as your student representatives.


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