Post-secondary Education and the 2004 Federal Election
This will be a pivotal election for universities and
Federal Election: Monday, June 28, 2004
As we are all aware, a Federal Election will be held on
Monday, June 28, 2004. The President of the Canadian Association
of University Teachers (CAUT), Loretta Czernis, has said
that “This will be a pivotal election for
universities and colleges.” In response, CAUT is requesting that
all local faculty associations get involved to ensure that
all candidates hear a common message during this election
campaign about the state of post-secondary education in
Goals of CAUT’s non-partisan election strategy
• To build local and national alliances so that we can
raise public awareness about the challenges facing
universities and colleges in Canada
• To present its solutions to these
It is important that political party candidates recognize
post-secondary education issues as extremely important
and that they be kept on the political agenda.
CAUT’s ELECTION KIT
Check out the following documents for background information
on the issues:
on how to support CAUT’s goals (PDF, 9 pages, 236
questions for candidates (PDF, 1 page,86
sheets on post-secondary education challenges (PDF,
9 pages, 236 K)
proposed Post-Secondary Education Act (PDF, 9 pages,
The Faculty Association strongly encourages all members
to engage the federal election campaign candidates in discussions
regarding the challenges facing post-secondary education
on PEI and across the country.
During an election campaign,
each telephone call or email received by a candidate
is logged by issue - the more calls
or emails received on a particular issue, the more likely
the candidate will see the issue as a priority.
So, make a phone call or send an email to the candidates;
all of the candidates across the Island, that is, not just
those in the Charlottetown riding.
Log your concerns.
For links to the websites and contact info of PEI’s
election candidates, go to:
Contact Your Candidates!
We also have a contact list for
Contact List (PDF, 2 pages, 116 K)
Let’s get involved and make a difference.
As a final note, be sure you are registered to
you exercise your right to do so!
Want to confirm that you are registered? Especially if
you are a new voter in a federal election or if you have
moved since the last federal election?