A new generation needs to take the streets of social media to get their voice heard
It’s time for Mount Royal University to campaign on the broken provincial promises of the PC government.
As Calgarians were going to the polls to vote in their new municipal government, Provincial leaders Brian Mason from the New Democrat Party, and Wildrose Party leader Danielle Smith squared off at Mount Royal University in the final debate of a series that toured post-secondary institutions throughout the province of Alberta.
The future of post-secondary education in Alberta was heavily discussed.
MRU students were witness to a debate between party leaders that agreed the Progressive Conservative government has, according to Smith, lost the ability to govern with transparency after over 40 years in office.
In an interview with the Reflector, Smith spoke about how even though the NDP and WRP may exist on opposite side of the political spectrum, they agree that the grassroots principals of both parties are more in tune with the individualistic spirit of Albertans and that business and union donations have corrupted the PC party.
Politics aside — what does this mean for Mount Royal and is there a party that will protect the interests of post-secondary students in the 22 intuitions across Alberta?
The answer — spoiler alert — is likely no, for the plight of students’ pales in comparison to that of more consistent taxpayers/voters — like the elderly and business class.
The only way to shift this unfortunate paradigm is for you, the students, to become more actively involved with your own education. This will help to protect the future of not only your program — but the status of Albertan post-secondary education as a whole.
We at the Reflector asked you in this same editorial last issue to phone Premier Alison Redford’s office with your concerns about your educational futures. Once again that number is (780) 427-2251. We encourage you to call that number, but this week we also encourage you to reach out to us at the paper on Tuesday, November 12.
On this day, the Reflector has their weekly “Coffee and a paper” event. Come talk to us, bring your letters, concerns and worries. We will email them all out to the province of Alberta and publish them online.
Use the hashtag #FightthepowerMRU with @reflecthis in your posts.
— The Reflector Staff