By: Jonathan Bradley Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has managed to hold on to power after winning a minority government on Oct. 21. The Liberals won the most seats in the 2019 Canadian election, but the party is coming out with less than they had going in. They will now be required to work with opposition parties to pass legislation. “I have heard you, my friends,” … Continue reading Justin Trudeau’s Liberals form a minority government
(By: Jonathan Bradley) Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath has unveiled parts of her party’s platform this week. Horwath said that the NDP would focus on deprivatizing Hydro One, implementing universal pharmacare and dental coverage for all Ontarians, lowering wait times for healthcare services, raising taxes for corporations and the wealthiest people, and converting student loans to grants. Horwath said that these five policy points were … Continue reading Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath introduces campaign platform
(By: Anthony Manrique) Though the last federal election showed an increased percentage of voter turnout across the country, Ontario still lags behind other provinces when it comes to voting among young people. In a talk held Wednesday at Ryerson, the four candidates for this year’s provincial election discussed the current state of democracy and voter apathy in Ontario. Premier Kathleen Wynne (Liberal), Vic Fedeli (PC), … Continue reading Provincial candidates discuss concerns about voter apathy and political indifference in Ryerson forum
(By: Sherina Harris) Jagmeet Singh became the first non-white leader of a major political party in Canada after a decisive victory in the NDP leadership election on October 1. Singh won 53 per cent of the vote, solidifying his place as leader of the NDP and a challenger to Liberal Justin Trudeau and Conservative Andrew Scheer in the 2019 federal election. Singh graduated from Osgoode … Continue reading Who is the new leader of the federal NDP, Jagmeet Singh?