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Students’ Union lobbying led to Liberal platform point

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, October 27 2015 — The University of Calgary Students’ Union claims it successfully lobbied the newly-elected Liberal Party of Canada on post-secondary issues during the election campaign. The Liberals highlighted a series of post-secondary policies in their party’s platform. Promises included more flexible loan repayment options, investment in indigenous post-secondary education programs and…

Liberals win majority, Conservatives hang on in Calgary Confederation

By Fabian Mayer, October 20 2015 — The Liberals’ near 50-year drought in Calgary is over. The party won both Calgary Skyview and Calgary Centre as part of a dramatic nation-wide resurgence that saw them form a majority government. In Calgary Confederation, a tight two-way race between the Conservatives and Liberals saw former PC MLA…

Students prepare to vote in upcoming federal election

By Fabian Mayer, October 13 2015 — The federal election is just around the corner and the University of Calgary Students’ Union is making its final push to encourage students to vote on Oct. 19. The SU hopes to sign up 10,000 students with their Get Out The Vote campaign. Those students will then receive…

The Gauntlet endorses _________

While we all wish the longest election in modern Canadian history could’ve gone on longer, Canadians officially go to the polls on Oct. 19. As students, we hear a lot about how we need to get out and vote in order to make our voices heard. But sometimes you can’t be bothered to read up…

Hard work and a lazy Conservative could win Calgary Confederation for the Liberals

By Fabian Mayer, October 13, 2015 — It’s hard to overstate the futility Calgary Liberals have experienced at the federal level over the past five decades. Since Pat Mahoney’s 1968 win in Calgary-South, several dozen candidates have put their name on Calgary ballots for Canada’s historically most successful political party. All have lost. The Liberals…

Niqabs don’t have to be empowering

By Kate Jacobson, October 13, 2015 — The last few weeks of Canada’s federal election have been dominated by a public debate about a woman’s right to wear a niqab while declaring the Oath of Allegiance during a citizenship ceremony. A niqab is a hair and face covering worn by devout Muslim women, primarily Sunni….

Calgary Confederation candidates face off at U of C forum

By Fabian Mayer, September 30 2015 — Calgary Confederation candidates clashed in a debate at the University of Calgary this Wednesday. The hour-long forum was hosted by the Students’ Union in MacHall. Conservative candidate Len Webber, Liberal candidate Matt Grant, NDP candidate Kirk Heuser and Green Party candidate Natalie Odd participated in the forum attended…

Calgary Confederation Green candidate talks free tuition and climate change

By Fabian Mayer, September 29 2015 — Throughout the federal election the Gauntlet will interview candidates running in Calgary Confederation. This newly created riding includes the University of Calgary and many surrounding communities. Green Party candidate and U of C alumna Natalie Odd is a project manager at the environmental non-profit organization Alberta Ecotrust. We…

Federal candidates debate on campus

By Fabian Mayer, September 29 2015 — As the weather cools down, the election campaign is heating up. Voting day is less than three weeks away and the race to form Canada’s next government remains a three-way tie. The University of Calgary Students’ Union is hosting an all candidates’ forum this week for the riding…

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