Using people as props

A rally was recently organized in Winnipeg in response to the Conservatives’ open courtship of what is too comfortably known as the “ethnic vote.” This strategy involves targeting voters in high-density ethnic communities that reside in specific ridings and is part of a Conservative media plan that was leaked in early March. Josh Brandon, a […]

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Interview with Rachelle Devine

University of Manitoba student Rachelle Devine is running for the NDP this federal election in the Kildonan-St. Paul riding of Winnipeg. “I had been thinking about it personally for years,” says Devine, who has been volunteering for the party for a long time, told the Manitoban. “But I kept telling myself ‘I’m too young’ or […]

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Go Jets Go #6

While there’s been lots of rumours and speculation swirling about the return of the NHL to Winnipeg, I stand by the opinion that now that the Coyotes have been eliminated things can move forward. Meanwhile, Winnipeg hockey fans and supporters from around the world continue to cheer for the Detroit Red Wings, who eliminated the […]

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Vote mobs inspire, mobilize youth vote

WATERLOO, Ont. (CUP) — Stemming from political commentator Rick Mercer’s call to action, 18 “vote mobs” of students encouraging youth to participate in next month’s federal election have sprung up across the country. Spreading from an original vote mob at the University of Guelph, which took place on March 31, videos of students nation-wide have […]

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NDP 2011 Budget

Students and universities in the province of Manitoba should be happy with the provincial NDP’s 2011 budget. The budget will link the rate of tuition increase with inflation, this means that Manitoba students can expect to pay about one to two per cent more for their education this September, as opposed to the five per […]

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Go Jets Go #5

With the NHL Regular Season finishing up this past weekend, things are about to heat up on and off the ice. Despite plenty of rumoured optimism for fans of the Phoenix Coyotes and Atlanta Thrashers, there appears to be no imminent deals to save the two NHL franchises. With the Thrashers eliminated from the playoffs, […]

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The Stash Comes to Town

New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Jack Layton was in town on April 5, stirring-up support at a rally near Selkirk ave. and McGregor, for the upcoming federal election. Layton started off by saying that he was dedicated to helping Manitobans fight the spring floods, and hoped federal assistance would be provided if needed. He wasted […]

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Fighting dirty

Attack ads are a part of politics. Every campaign has featured negativity and this election is no exception. Every party wants to convince voters that their opponents are unacceptable choices and one way to do this is through negative advertising. The following is an analysis of the main political party attack ads: Conservative Party Ad: […]

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