Tagged federal politics

Is Guaido the best answer to the Venezuelan crisis?

By Salman Khalid, February 14 2019 — Juan Guaido has entered the spotlight as a potential hero to Venezuelans as President Nicolás Maduro’s main enemy, but is he really what the country needs? The current crisis in Venezuela can be traced to Jan. 10 this year, when members of the country’s Supreme Court defected during Maduro’s inauguration. Soon after, the…

Big Brother is watching, but not the one you know

Chinese tech company Huawei poses privacy risks to Canadians By Carlie Vassos, February 1 2019 — As technological innovations push forward, Canadian consumers blindly gobble up each shiny new toy created by the big three technology companies — Apple, Samsung and Google. However, over the past few years, Canada has welcomed even more foreign companies to the market, the most…

Western alienation is real but anger needs to be channelled correctly

By Derek Baker, December 19 2018 — Alberta’s federal relations have never been overly congenial. From lurking sentiments of the underrepresentation of Western regions in federal politics to overt statements proclaiming  “Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark,” Western alienation has persisted throughout the history of Confederation. Tensions ebb and flow. Alberta, along with…

New USMCA trade deal provides few benefits for Canadians

By Kayle Van’t Klooster, October 11 2018 — After nearly two years of negotiation and non-stop posturing from political leaders, there is finally a new agreement to govern trade between Canada, the United States and Mexico — the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Unfortunately for Canadians, it doesn’t seem like we really got much from the debacle. Prime…

CASA forms two-year partnership with Quebec Students’ Union

By Kiana Negahdari, April 27 2017 — For the first time, the Canadian Alliance of Students’ Associations (CASA) and the Quebec Students Union (QSU) have agreed to work together. The recently announced two-year partnership will open doors to advocate to Quebec Members of Parliament that CASA did not previously have access to. CASA approved pursuing…

Four ways the federal budget will impact students

By Scott Strasser and Tina Shaygan, March 28 2017 — The Canadian federal government tabled its 2017–18 budget on March 22. The budget was presented to the House of Commons by Finance Minister Bill Morneau. It is the second federal budget since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party took power in 2015 and includes a $23-billion deficit….

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