6/8/2018 12:21:29 AM

More than 280 thousand students in Ontario participated in the Student Vote program for the 2018 election. The students both in elementary and secondary school learned about the election process, researched the key issues and platforms and debated the future of the province, and following that the students cast ballots for the official candidates running in the local riding. All electorial districts were represented in the voting process and the students elected a majority government for the New Democrats with 66 seats. The Conservatives formed the opposition with 45 seats, while the Liberals got 11 seats, and the Green Party got 2 seats. Locally in Huron-Bruce and in Lambton-Kent-Middlesex, the students chose incumbent Conservatives Lisa Thompson and Monte McNaughton to fill the seat, while the NDP finished second in both ridings. myFM is working on getting local comments from the school boards.

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