Post Tagged with: "referendum"

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Teen vote: age of majority around the world

Thursday, Sept. 18 will be the first time 16 and 17-year-olds will be able to vote in a Commonwealth country when they vote in Scotland’s referendum. Canadians must be at least 18 to vote — before 1970, you had to be 21. Daniel Rueben, an associate professor of politics at Ryerson, says at that time, a lower voting age was […]

by Beth Bowers· · News, Off Campus
Finlay Matheson, a Scottish exchange student at Ryerson, said he is strongly for Scottish independence. (Courtesy Finlay Matheson)

On the brink of a nation’s birth — or not

Finlay Matheson will take the uncertainty. He’ll trade stability for freedom and guaranteed free university for national pride because “it’s a point of principle.” “I consider myself Scottish and not necessarily British,” said the third-year journalism student on exchange from Edinburgh. Matheson is “quite strongly” on the Yes side of the polarizing referendum set to hit Scotland on Thursday that will determine its […]

by Gina Wicentowich· · News, Top stories

FCAD moving closer to having own society

By Maham Abedi Ryersonian Staff Students in Ryerson’s Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD) are one step closer to forming their own society after getting the green light from the board of governors to hold a referendum. “I’m very happy, very relieved,” said Cormac McGee, a third-year journalism student who presented the proposal to the board of governors Monday night. […]

by Maham Abedi· · News, On Campus