By Connor Lynch
Mackenzie Campbell and Christina Miller are the new president and vice president of the Algonquin Students Association, announced after Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau hosted his question and answer session at the College.
The priority for both the newly elected representatives is the Upass issue, faster referendum, and improving the college wifi, said Miller.
A referendum on the Upass issue is planned for September, since Campbell and Miller feel that it is too close to the end of the year for a one. Discussions with Mayor Jim Watson will be taking place over the summer.
There is no intention to re-open the age issue on the student pass according to Miller. “There’s no point,” she said.
Miller attributed her victory to what Trudeau said was most important for a politician, connecting with the voters.
“I don’t want to vote for someone I don’t know,” she said. She spent a lot of her campaign time speaking to individual students.
They both expressed great confidence in their counterparts. “I think he’s perfect for the job,” said Miller.
“I’m very happy, we’re going to be a great team,” said Campbell.
Miller is also interested in improving the e-textbook program. “A hundred and nineteen programs are going to be using e-books, from 37,” she said. She feels that the current programs need improvement.
Campbell’s priority is to have the emergency food bank ready by the summer.
Trudeau couldn’t resist a comment. As he stepped out on to the stage to applause he said “I won’t allow myself to get too excited, I know you’re all really here for the results of the SA election.”