canadian politics

UVic students among those who turned their backs on Trudeau and Scheer

The Daughters of the Vote event in Ottawa was more politically-charged than usual this year when delegates turned their backs during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's speech, and left the room…

Why we need to pay attention, Jody Wilson-Raybould isn’t the only one

If Wilson-Raybould couldn’t escape the circumstances plaguing her career, think about how many Indigenous women are currently in a workplace situation that demotes them, fires them, or forces them to…

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…

Native Students Union call on UVic to take stance in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en First Nation

NSU among hundreds in demonstration at B.C. Legislature Hundreds gathered on Tuesday, Jan. 8 in front of the British Columbia Parliament buildings to protest RCMP officers forcing members of the…

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,…

Anti-Semitic posters on UVic campus abhorrent

Canada welcomes all The federal Liberal government is set to welcome one million new immigrants to Canada by 2020, through a three-year plan that will slowly increase the number of…

Where were you when Trump won?

On Nov 8, 2016, I was finishing my anthropology midterm at Camosun College. The midterm was in the evening and took place the night of the 45th U.S. presidential election.…

Speak loud to protect our minority neighbours

Earlier this month, the provincial government in Quebec passed bill C-62—a rule that will require individuals to remove all face coverings when in government and municipal offices, and when accessing…

A conversation with MLA Carole James

On June 6th, British Columbians elected a record number of Indigenous MLAs into the B.C. legislature: Melanie Mark (NDP, who was notably the first Indigenous woman to serve in the…