Tagged alberta politics

U of C Progressive Conservative club prepares for change after provincial merger

By Sean Willett, July 28 2017 — The University of Calgary Progressive Conservative Association (UCPCA) will undergo major changes this fall to reflect the merger of the Alberta Progressive Conservative and Wildrose parties. Members from both parties voted to merge on July 22, creating the United Conservative Party (UCP). With the PCs and Wildrose dissolving…

Alberta politics on the cusp of an ugly battle

By Fabian Mayer, January 20 2017 — Alberta’s next planned provincial election is still over two years away, but the battle lines are already being drawn. Jason Kenney’s Progressive Conservative party leadership bid appears to be on track. He is doing well in the delegate battle and without any other high profile candidates in the…

Harassment of female politicians perpetuates systemic sexism

Last week was a rough week for women in politics. On the international level, the United States’ first female presidential nominee of a major political party lost the presidency to a neo-fascist dumpster-fire who brags about grabbing women without their consent. Closer to home, the only two female Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership candidates — Donna…

Your vote matters now more than ever

By Andrew Kemle, November 15 2016 — On Nov. 8, the United States elected Donald Trump — a populist who utilized divisive rhetoric throughout his campaign — as their 45th president. This year’s voter turnout also reached a 20-year low of only 55.4 per cent. There are varying explanations for Trump’s surprising victory, but the…

A lower voting age benefits democracy

By Tina Shaygan, August 30 2016 — Last week, Edmonton City Council passed a vote to endorse the lowering of the municipal voting age to 16. There are sound arguments on both sides of the issue, but ultimately a voting age of 16 should be implemented. People do not fall down a rabbit hole on…

Political student clubs plan fall debate

By Scott Strasser, July 19 2016 — Their political beliefs may vary,  but three student clubs at the University of Calgary are showing they can get along — at least when it comes to organizing a gloves-off debate against each other. Presidents from the U of C NDP, Wildrose on Campus and the U of…

Deficit budget gets high marks from universities, student groups

By Fabian Mayer, April 13 2016 — Student groups and universities both applauded the NDP government’s budget on Thursday after their lobbying demands were met. Opposition parties, however, decried the budget as irresponsible. A decrease in revenue from the oil and gas industry and increased spending means the province is projected to run a $10.4-billion…

Conservative clubs on campus talk “unite the right,” membership totals and Christmas parties

By Fabian Mayer, February 9 2016 — Since the NDP’s surprising victory in last year’s provincial election, there has been talk of merging Alberta’s two right-of-centre parties, the Wildrose party and the previously-governing Progressive Conservatives. The Gauntlet sat down with Wildrose on Campus (WROC) president Jenn Galandy and U of C Progressive Conservative Association VP…

Students’ Union offers lobby training program

By Fabian Mayer, January 12 2015 — The Students’ Union is launching a new program teaching students how to lobby governments. The three-hour workshop will be held on Jan. 18. Vice-president external Romy Garrido organized the session. She said there are few resources available for student groups planning to lobby public officials. “We’ll be offering…

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