The Toronto Star is launching a new initiative today that will see the newspaper offer free digital access to post-secondary students across Canada in the months leading up to the October federal election.
In order to take advantage of the offer, post-secondary students from accredited Canadian schools can simply sign up at www.thestar.com/Vote2019Offer by using their official university or college email account.
“The Star was built on a guiding principle of civic duty. This offer is a continuation of that,” John Boynton, publisher of the Toronto Star said in a statement.
“We want to give Canada’s newest generation of voters full access to quality and award-winning news coverage that can help them make their decision on Election Day.”
The offer, which is available to the two million students attending hundreds of Canadian colleges and universities, is also being extended to current school faculty.
As per Elections Canada, since May 2007, the Canada Elections Act provides for a general election to be held on a fixed date: the third Monday of October in the fourth calendar year following the previous general election. As the last election took place on October 19, 2015, the next fixed election date is October 21, 2019.