With elections coming up, most students don’t understand why they should care. Most of us, including myself have often thought so what? I’m going to get an email sent to my inbox, click on same names, and then my job is done. I couldn’t understand why I was being harassed in Academic South for a week prior to me doing this, or why BUSU played a role in my Brock career. After figuring out the reasons why it’s so important, I thought I should share with our followers not only why it’s important but also what you don’t know about elections.

Undergraduate students pay $18.69 per credit each year to BUSU so students can have many services on campus to make life better on campus! Who you vote for can drastically improve these services.

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Businesses like GB, Union Station, and Isaac’s are all BUSU run businesses, meaning executives can have a positive or negative effect on them. Imagine life without deals on food?

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BUSU employs 200 students on-campus each year. Executives have the power to increase the number of jobs on campus as well as take them away.

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O-week, Frost week, and Wellness week events are also largely impacted by our student Executives. If you believe the people you are voting for will plan these events well, include all students, as well as take into consideration what students want, then you’re voting for the right person.

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If you want to be represented well on all levels of government, then you should be voting! Our executives at BUSU meet with government officials constantly and work to make major changes to student life.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has his photo taken with students from a local school following an information session on climate change during a First Ministers meeting at the Museum of Nature on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Frustrated with transit? Let the candidates know where improvement is needed, and VOTE for who you think can help you the most.

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Do you want to see more school spirit? You guessed it! Another reason to vote in the upcoming election.

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The point is, VOTE BADGERS. If you still aren’t sure what it is that BUSU does, check out the website here: http://www.studentpowered.ca/ and make sure to vote on February 9th, 10th, and 11th.