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elections 2015

elections 2015

No representation without unification for Canada’s progressive parties

Currently, there is no definitive left-wing political leader in Canada, unlike in some other Western democracies. In the United States, there is growing popular support for Bernie Sanders, who is mobilizing for cheaper education and affordable healthcare. In the United Kingdom, where there is a strong socialist tradition and inequality continues to rise, Jeremy Corbyn has been… Keep Reading

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Election 2015: Parties struggle to stay focused on youth issues

Last week, as federal parties continued to court the youth vote, students at the University of Calgary got a strange surprise. Photos quickly surfaced online of a controversial Conservative pamphlet being handed out on campus: “Let the lefties run your campus. Help the Conservatives run the country,” boasted one side. The back featured photos of… Keep Reading

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Election 2015: Horse race or federal election?

Major Canadian news outlets pay extensive attention to who is currently winning the election. Either through the use of extensive polling data detailing which party is in the lead (sometimes by a fraction of a per cent) on any given day or by analyzing which federal leader won the most recent debate, the media seems… Keep Reading

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Editorial: Strategic voting influences student voice in 2015 federal election

First-past-the-post encourages strategic voting in multiparty systems, a practice where citizens might base their electoral choice on who they believe has a chance of winning, thereby sacrificing their preferred candidates. Voters will consider who they perceive as capable of forming a government that comes close to their overall preferences. While such an explanation reduces Canada’s… Keep Reading

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Newly-elected VP Internal Lola Baraldi will not be invalidated, Elections SSMU announces

Elections SSMU announced on Thursday that  allegations of illegal campaigning by Lola Baraldi prior to her election as Vice-President Internal did not constitute sufficient grounds for invalidation, as ruled by the Elections Review Committee (ERC).  The VP Internal race was the closest in the 2015 Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) elections, with Baraldi winning… Keep Reading

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