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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…

Mobilization of student vote vital for student issue lobbying efforts

By Derek Baker, November 6 2018 — There are two forms of political currency to spend when exerting influence over what issues are addressed by parties and politicians. Campaign donations and your vote. The former has been rightfully tarred as “dark money,” allowing private interests to distort the democratic policy-making process. Consequently, at the federal…

SU announces byelection results in Den’s Red Room

By Jason Herring, October 13 2017 — The Students’ Union 2017 byelection wrapped up on Oct. 13 as SU chief returning officers Hamnah Altaf and Dave Antoniak announced the election results at the Den’s Red Room. The SU holds byelections in order to elect students to positions that were left vacant after the general election…

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