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Federal leader’s debate 2019: A vibe check

By Frankie Hart, October 11 2019 — At 5 p.m. on Oct 7., students arrived at The Den for the Leaders’ Debate Viewing Party. They were encouraged to partake in party-coloured beers and indulge in a very sweet deal — $12.75 for all-you-can-eat chicken nuggets. There were seven types of sauces available to pair with…

Incarcerated voters and maintaining democracy

By Kristy Koehler, October 11 2019— Canadian citizens have the right to vote and participate in the democratic process. Should any Canadian citizen ever be disenfranchised, that is to say, have that right revoked? Absolutely not.  Every election cycle, as voting booths are set up around the city, arrangements are also made for persons in…

MadMax Math: Bernier’s Balanced Budget

By Kristy Koehler, October 1 2019— At a Calgary campaign stop on Sept. 26, People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier pitched a balanced budget to a packed house, all while taking aim at the Conservative Party of Canada and their leader, Andrew Scheer. Bernier has long insisted that he is the real conservative, not…

Liberals promise extra help for post-secondary students

By Kristy Koehler, September 30 2019— During a campaign stop at the University of Toronto’s Mississauga campus, Justin Trudeau promised a re-elected Liberal government would provide extra help to students.  “More needs to be done, especially now,” said Trudeau. “Our Liberal team is stepping up, once again, to help students.” A university campus seemed a…

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