Tagged federal election

Calgary Confederation NDP candidate talks pipelines and student debt reform

By Fabian Mayer, September 24 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. Former journalist and communications lead for environmental think tank the Pembina Institute Kirk Heuser is the NDP candidate for the riding. We…

Strategic voting could sink Conservatives

By Fabian Mayer, September 24, 2015 — Four weeks out from election day, polls are showing a three-way tie between the NDP, Liberals and Conservatives. But just because each party has around 30 per cent support doesn’t mean they all have an equal chance of forming government. Things are looking especially tough for the ruling…

Students’ Union to host Calgary Confederation candidate forum

By Fabian Mayer, September 17 2015 — With the federal election campaign entering its second half, the University of Calgary Students’ Union is encouraging students to vote. They also plan to help students make informed decisions when Canadians head to the polls on Oct. 19. In addition to running a Get Out The Vote (GOTV)…

Green Party’s anti-science stance would hurt the environment

By Sean Willett, September 10, 2015 — With a federal election coming up in October, green-minded Canadians are looking forward to a chance to cast their ballot for a party that will make protecting our environment a priority. The Green Party, with their heavy-handed name and record of speaking out on environmental issues, seem to…

Leaders must participate in federal debates

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, September 10, 2015 — Televised election debates haven’t received the respect they deserve this Canadian federal election campaign. Back in May, Stephen Harper announced he would not participate in the traditional consortium debates that have historically been a focal point for Canada’s federal elections. Instead, he agreed to participate in five independent…

We need politicians, not cowboys

The Calgary Stampede always involves too-hot weather, fried food and Canadian politicians descending on the city to flip pancakes and pretend they’re folksy and middle-class. Stephen Harper, Justin Trudeau and Thomas Mulcair all arrived in Calgary at the beginning of Stampede to win votes by espousing their commitment to average, hard-working Canadian families and wearing…

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