Federal election

UPDATE: Salty remarks from UVSS unpalatable to student body

On Oct. 19, as the Liberal Party of Canada won a landslide majority government with Justin Trudeau as Prime Minister, two UVSS directors took to social media to voice their…

NDP gains on island, but ‘happy days’ for May

While the rest of Canada was struck by a red tidal wave of Liberal support, lower Vancouver Island remained orange.  Three of the four ridings on the lower island went…

Documentary gets to the bottom of youth voter apathy

On Sept. 17, UVic hosted a screening of The Drop: Why Young People Don’t Vote, a documentary starring Dylan Playfair that looks at youth voter apathy in Canada. The screening was followed by the panel discussion…

The election’s three days away; here’s what candidates told us

One-on-one with local candidates While the federal election is nearly upon us, many voters have yet to decide which party will earn their X on the ballot. On Oct. 7,…

Emotions run high at Victoria District candidates debate

The New Democratic Party and Green Party aimed to differentiate their platforms in the eyes of voters at the Victoria District Debate, held in the SUB’s Vertigo Lounge on Oct.…

Science the focus of all-candidates debate Sept. 23

Federal candidates were largely agreeable at the Science and Technology Debate in the Bob Wright Centre on Sept. 23, where represen-tatives from three of the four main political parties answered…

This election campaign was gonna suck, has sucked, and is still going to suck

With all of the awful, disappointing events that have occurred in the last two weeks, from the mass shooting in Oregon, to the sexual assault that happened at UVic, to…

Letter to the editor: From one generation to another

This is a rally cry from my generation to yours to vote in this critical upcoming federal election. Under the current prime minister, our country is heading backwards when we…

Voting made easy for students this election

In an effort to encourage voting amongst UVic students, the UVSS have introduced This Year We’re Voting, an initiative running from Oct. 5–8, involving advanced voting booths inside the Student…

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