September 19, 2015

WATCH: "Equality in regards to everyone": Every Vote Counts talks to Ryerson U. students (Part One)

Rebel Staff

With the Canadian federal election only a month away, students are heading back to university.

As part of our continuing "Every Vote Counts" series, we went to Toronto's downtown Ryerson University campus to ask these Millennials about the issues and the leaders.

Not surprisingly, tuition was top of mind, along with the legalization of marijuana.

The general consensus?

If you want "equality in regards to everyone," vote for "the guy with the black hair."

Or something.

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commented 2015-09-21 10:47:43 -0400
Bravo Matt & Jason. God help us all.
commented 2015-09-20 16:44:41 -0400
Ryerson…Ryerson,,,isn’t that where they crank out Marxist-AGW MSM ‘journalists’ like pork sausage? Just asking…
commented 2015-09-20 10:03:15 -0400
“I think much of the blame for the dumbing down of our nation… the rejection of logic and common sense in favor of feelings, hedonism and political correctness, can be laid right at the feet of my generation.”

Boy, did you ever hit that one out of the park, MAURICE POTVIN. What exists today – the garbage that is spouted from the lectern and its gormless recipients – is very much the product of the boomers. Look at our works and tremble.
commented 2015-09-19 21:03:00 -0400
The future of Canada looks bleak.
commented 2015-09-19 19:59:25 -0400
After listening to the replies from some of these students, two questions come to mind. 1-How did these idiots even qualify for post secondary education and 2-What if anything will they contribute to society other than being a consumer of junk food, poor music and the latest fad toy. A good start to reprogram these people would be a requirement for a Canadian Politics course for graduation (if they get that far) so that at least they can recognize the different responsibilities for each level of government. Last I heard was that education is a provincial matter, not federal. And at least a basic economics course so that maybe they can understand some of the rhetoric being pushed at them by the candidates and leaders of the government parties. But then the way the education system keeps getting more left leaning, maybe critical thinking isn’t encouraged like it was 40 years ago.
commented 2015-09-19 17:16:32 -0400
Unfortunately, I think much of the blame for the dumbing down of our nation… the rejection of logic and common sense in favor of feelings, hedonism and political correctness, can be laid right at the feet of my generation. I don’t say that with any pleasure, but the hippie, dope-smoking, welfare-recipient flower children of the 60s have become the socialist College and University professors of today. (You didn’t think they would get jobs that got their hands dirty, did you?). The young people today are being indoctrinated by these very professors. David Suzuki is prime example. He was a hippie guru right from the start. Indoctrination is easy when you are being told that you have rights and the world or the government owes you a living. It’s much more difficult when you are told that you have responsibilities; that you should work hard and contribute to the wellbeing and infrastructure of society if you want to benefit from it. I don’t know how to turn the young people around in the short term, but they will get the message when western civilization begins to deteriorate and fall apart around them. By then, of course, it will probably be too late.
commented 2015-09-19 16:36:43 -0400
… and on the plus side, none of them are likely to vote.
commented 2015-09-19 16:29:59 -0400
Encouraging that at least a couple would consider having our current PM remain in office. Unless they turn into complete dipshits while in University this bodes well for the future of our country.
commented 2015-09-19 16:26:55 -0400
What an incredibly depressing piece…Canada doesn’t stand a chance of surviving the future…How can you maintain, let alone build a country with bricks and mortar, of the likes of those Rye High flakes and the rest of that generation, and their parents…just waitin’ for the flush.
As for Terry Black’s on-the-money comment, ‘they’ would have to kill me to get me in a gulag – I fight back…I ain’t much a one for living on my knees, and I like livin’.
commented 2015-09-19 16:18:38 -0400
You two are funny. Keep it up.
On a serious note: it’s the parents that have failed these students. No news in the home? No political discussions? No dinner time debates?
commented 2015-09-19 15:44:26 -0400
I really like Jason and Matt. These guys add a dimension of humour to the Rebel. They are both funny and like their style. I hope to see more of them. Keep up the good work.
commented 2015-09-19 15:09:31 -0400
I went to university in Halifax NS and I thought the east coasters were more politically aware but tended to be socialist in their views. I ran into lots of hate Ontario types.. One beautiful girl I was dancing with I asked her why she hated us so much. She said we looked down on east coasters. I explained we never even knew they existed. ie we never thought about them. She got a little upset on that note.
commented 2015-09-19 14:35:53 -0400
Well, I’m no so sure the results would be terribly different if you randomly selected from a crowd that was 10 or 20 years older. When it comes to government, far too may voters look at two things only: me – now. There is no thought about what the immediate and short-term negative consequences of their vote might be to themselves or their country, let alone the state of affairs that would be inherited by future generations. Hence, no talk (or real thought) about the mounting per capita public debt; the likely effect of an ever-increasing aging population on our present health care system ; or how a collapsed Canadian oil/gas industry might play out n the long term. As more than one commenter has already noted, knee-jerk emotional reactions rule.

If I may butcher the old McLuhanism: the mediocrity is the message.
commented 2015-09-19 14:17:40 -0400
commented 2015-09-19 14:09:45 -0400
Ah. To be young and naive again
In fairness to these kids. I was just as naive and couldn’t care about politics in my college days.
Terry Black has some very grave concerns. And justly so. Thinking back to my college years. There was a lot of socialist views in the booths in college hallways. Terry forgot to mention that students are coming out of our college with one more very serious issue “DEBT”. A left wing virtue.
But rest assured, when these kids get jobs and begin to pay taxes. They will swing to the right very quickly.
commented 2015-09-19 14:04:05 -0400
The only thing that will save us from students is their apathy.. Something’s never change.
commented 2015-09-19 13:42:08 -0400
When I was in university, most everyone was left because they wanted to be anti-establishment. Well, the left is the establishment now and the university students are still mostly left. If they really wanted to rally against “the man” they would learn classical liberalism and choose conservative.
commented 2015-09-19 13:19:58 -0400
I have been saying this for a long time and I’ll say this again…..we have a problem in our education system in that most of the teaches and professors these days carry a leftist view, pick uop and study some textbooks, you will discover that most have a leftist slant!

Our young people are only being taught from one leftist side point of view! Up until a couple of years ago I wasn’t paying attention to what was going on in education and discovered this in my own grandchildren!

We need to have a program similar to Ron and Rand Paul wherebye, they teach the youth about Libertty and freedom, the importance of being able to think for themselves, they make an interesting study of and for the young peoples knowledge of the “Constitution of The United States of America”!
Ron Paul has said the most important investment a country can make is to plant good seeds of liberty and freedom and regard for human life and all life in young peoples’ minds!

We need to do something similar in Canada to save ourselves from becoming extinct!
I have actually spoke with some young men on construction crews, carpenters. electricians, various trade jobs, young public service employees, computer science students in University and it is scary – Do you know there are young people freshly out of university and school starting their lives as independent young adults – who didn’t know that we have a “Charter of Rights and Freedoms”, in Canada or even what the British North America was all about or not have any knowledge of what the Magna-Carta was all about? – And we wonder why Canada is becomiung so leftist and does not stand up for Canadian values and freedoms?
The truth is over half of then don’t even realize they exist!
We need to do something about this drastically, before we are all imprisoned in behind bars in some Gulag – God help us!
commented 2015-09-19 13:11:29 -0400
Unintentional Proof that the age for voting should be increased to 21 or 25, after these yoyo’s have had a chance to see what really goes on in the country and the world. This show exactly where most of the stupid vote comes from. And the NDP is all over this stupidity in Alberta.
commented 2015-09-19 12:52:34 -0400
These are university student??? What are they teaching in university these days? I can only hope none of them bother voting. Whew, what a bunch a … well … lacking.
commented 2015-09-19 12:07:40 -0400
Proving that the dumbing down of Canadians is becoming an astounding and shameful success.