Students voting


Ken Kellar

Fort Frances High School student Cassie Krawchuk, left, directed a line of her peers on how to the school’s voting boxes during Student Vote Canada 2019 on Thursday. Students were able to learn about the federal parties, local candidates and the platforms in this year’s federal election and cast a ballot for their choice. Though the votes didn’t count in the actual election, the student votes from across the country were still tallied to find the results. According to the results, students in the Thunder Bay-Rainy River riding elected the NDP’s Yuk-Sem Won with 37.18 percent of the vote, while the Liberal’s Marcus Powlowski placed second with 21.37 percent. Conservative Linda Rydholm placed third in the vote (17.94), followed by Green Party candidate Amanda Moddejonge (17.34) and People’s Party of Canada candidate Andrew Hartnel (6.17). On a national level, students elected the Liberals into power with the NDP serving as the official opposition.