Tagged Federal

Frosh 2017: Dealing with the man

A student’s guide to all levels of government. By Jason Herring — Municipal Government You’re most likely to feel the effects of municipal government in your day-to-day life, especially if you live off-campus. They control topics important to students like public transit and secondary suites — often with a staggering level of incompetency. Full-time students are required…

Anti-Trudeau rally hosted at U of C

By Jason Herring, January 24 2017 — While thousands lined up for a town hall with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the University of Calgary on Jan. 24, an anti-Trudeau rally took place just outside. About 50 people gathered outside of the Olympic Oval to voice their displeasure with Trudeau and his government. The…

Why the student vote matters

This year, the federal government of Canada faces its first election since 2011. In Alberta, there’s been talk of a spring election. The Students’ Union elects new officials every year. If we don’t buy into democracy, we won’t have a say in who our governments are or what decisions they make. Candidates and parties pass…

Student lobby group pressures leaders on Parliament Hill

By Fabian Mayer, November 27 2014 — Student leaders from across Canada gathered in Ottawa last week for the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations’ (CASA) annual advocacy week. CASA met with around 140 MPs, senators and policy-makers to push student interests at the federal level. “We had about 60 student delegates in attendance who were…

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