2015 federal election

Saving the CBC

The CBC has been hobbled.
Decades of funding cuts under both the Liberal and Conservative governments and political interference through board appointments by Stephen Harper have severely hampered the national broadcaster’s ability to meet its mandate: to “provide radio and television services incorporating a wide range of programming that informs, enlightens and entertains,” according to the 1991 Broadcasting Act.

Get out the youth vote

One political advocacy group has sought creative ways to combat political apathy and boost electoral participation among youth. In the 2011 federal election, voter turnout…


It’s no secret: students will change this election

Young people and students can drastically change the outcome of this federal election. The current government won a majority in the 14 closest ridings by only 6,201 votes. Just imagine what could happen if more young people voted and raised the issues that we care about.


Re: Cancellation of the U of M federal candidates’ debate

I am very disappointed that the University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU) has decided to cancel the upcoming Winnipeg South federal candidates’ debate. The rationale given to my campaign by vice-president external Astitwa Thapa was “the Local Candidate’s Debate has been cancelled because of [Conservative candidate Gordon] Giesbrecht’s refusal to attend the debate. We have heard from a lot of students that they just aren’t interested in attending if there won’t be a debate with the Conservative representation.”

Perry Bellegarde speaks at University of Manitoba

Perry Bellegarde, national chief for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) spoke at the University of Manitoba last week, outlining the priorities of the AFN going into the federal election.