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Everything you need to know about voting in B.C.’s upcoming election

Do you know how to register? Does mail-in voting confuse you? Are you wondering how the pandemic will affect voting? Not to fear, the Martlet is here to answer all…

New B.C. Access Grant could see UVic students get $1 000 each year

UVic students could receive up to $1 000 more in grants per year with the newly-announced B.C. Access Grant. The needs-based grant will be assessed alongside StudentAid BC, and accompany…

Sex and the (Univer)City | Women at B.C. Legislature call out archaic dress code

A few weeks ago, a government communications staff member — who has worked in the Legislature since 2014 — was reprimanded by a security guard because her cap-sleeve blouse was…

Political stories to watch in 2019

2019 could lead to political turnover across the country, these four races are why With the New Year comes new resolutions, and for many incumbent politicians across the country, one…

John Horgan announces UVic housing project but is sidetracked on electoral reform by media

The new housing project will see a 25 per cent increase in student housing at UVic On Thursday, Nov. 15, a large crowd gathered outside of UVic’s Cadboro Commons as…

Pro pro-rep

A case for fairer elections Beginning on Oct. 22, British Columbians will have the opportunity to change the way we vote in provincial elections. Electoral reform was a top federal…

Electoral reform 101

The voting systems, explained   The upcoming B.C. referendum on electoral reform presents itself as a potentially major crossroads for politics in the province. Between Oct. 22 and Nov. 30,…

Protect What You Love

Southern Resident Killer Whale town hall speaks to the future of the Salish Sea “You saved my home,” said Joan Morris, a Lkwungen Elder. The gravity of these four words…

Proportional representation vs. First-past-the-post

Turns out which one’s better isn’t so black and white, says UVic poli sci prof Daniel Westlake The referendum to decide on changing B.C.’s electoral system is coming up on…