Eli Ridder | The Post

IGNITE Student Life sent a reminder email out at 5 p.m. to candidates participating in the Elections Forum on Thursday morning, where it listed 11:30 a.m. instead of previous information that stated 11 a.m., confusing candidates. 


Elections 2018

IGNITE changes forum date after Post report


Originally, the Post had reported 11:30 a.m. as it was the time sent to candidates in their election packages, which IGNITE did not list on its website.

On Tuesday, IGNITE tweeted that the candidate forum was at 11 a.m., a time that was still listed on its website as of 9 p.m. on Wednesday evening.

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The website still lists 11 a.m. online.

However, candidates showed the Post an email sent at 5 p.m. by IGNITE Special Projects Coordinator Vanessa Silaphet who wrote that “as you’re aware, the Guelph-Humber Forum is tomorrow at 11:30 a.m.”.

Silaphet said that there will be a one minute slot for candidates to introduce themselves before being asked questions by a student panel and questions that come through online services, likely the Facebook live stream and Twitter.

It is unclear who makes up the student panel or who they were chosen by.

For everyone not one of the candidates, it appears as though the time starts at 11 a.m. for the forum taking place in GH303.

Several candidates said they would be coming at 11 a.m. to be safe, and many remain confused over the posted time online and the time sent in the email.


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Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a journalism student at the University of Guelph-Humber and a senior correspondent for multiple independent publications including, but not limited to, The Anon Journal, Berning Media Network and the Ribbon. Find out more at eliridder.ca

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