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Quick Facts: BC General Election 2013 by Jay

Quick Facts: BC General Election 2013 by Jay

Election Date: May 14th 2013  Voter Eligibility: To be eligible to vote, you must be: age 18 or older a Canadian citizen a resident of BC (lived in BC for at least 6 months prior to the election) Major Parties: BC Liberal Party (Incumbents) Leader: Christy Clark (Premier) Current Seat Count: 45 2009 Popular Vote: … Continue reading

A Voter’s Guide to BC Mud-Slinging by Sam

A Voter’s Guide to BC Mud-Slinging by Sam

With the 40th British Columbia general election looming closer, it is important to know the political battlefield you are about to step into. If any of you have watched the news during the past four years, it is likely you have seen some aspect of our volatile political climate, from the resignation of former BC … Continue reading

The Trudeau Persona and the Media by Jay

The Trudeau Persona and the Media by Jay

If anyone caught my thirty-second appearance on “The National” last Monday, it would have seemed as if I gave a glowing review of the federal Liberals’ decision to open up their leadership election to non-members of the party. Indeed, it is a remarkable thing for a party to grant the public access to what is … Continue reading

Idle? Know More

Idle? Know More

Idle No More is a grassroots movement that’s been gaining momentum since the beginning of December. It was sparked as a response to bills C-45 and C-38 which both attack environmental laws within Canada and undermine Indigenous treaty rights. However, there’s been a lot of confusion about what the reason for this movement is and … Continue reading

An Exercise in Justice

An Exercise in Justice

Human beings are not creatures content to let the world pass them by. Whether they be politicking or protesting, they are apt to change their environments. On December 10th, Canada saw one such statement of action: the emergence of Idle No More, a movement that has been gaining momentum not only at home, but all … Continue reading

Community Reacts to Dam Demolition

Community Reacts to Dam Demolition

Photo by Jo-in-BC on flickr. The Colliery Dam Park in Harewood is as old as its community and as beloved as it is old – as was indicated by the large turnout at a public meeting at John Barsby Secondary on November 20th. The meeting had been organized for citizens who want the City of … Continue reading

Red vs Blue

Red vs Blue

The United States of America was founded on the principles of democracy. That much any citizen of the world should know. It should be no surprise then that Americans love their elections. Voter turnout statistics from George Mason University show that approximately 132,653,958 Americans turned out for the 2008 presidential election between Democrat Senator Barack … Continue reading

Gateway to Destruction

Gateway to Destruction

Enbridge Incorporated, a Calgary-based company, has proposed an estimated $5.5-billion 1,172-kilometre twin pipeline running from Bruderhein, Alberta to Kitimat, BC. Eastbound, the pipeline will import natural gas condensate to the Tar Sands. Westbound it will export crude oil to new marine terminal in Kitimat where it will be transported to Asian markets by oil tankers. … Continue reading