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A UVic student’s guide to voting in the federal election

On Sept. 20, voters across Canada will head to the polls to elect their federal government. For many students, it may be their first time voting.
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Platform promises: How the parties in the B.C. election stack up

With a provincial election fast approaching on Oct. 24, B.C.’s parties have been busy making a lot of campaign promises. While parties compete for voters’ favour, polls estimate that the…
B.C. NDP leader John Horgan speaks with students at an NDP open house hosted in Vertigo. File Photo by Belle White, Photo Editor.

Horgan’s NDP government is using their high popularity to snatch a majority government, as they should

When British Columbians head to the polls for the general election on Oct. 24, the B.C. New Democratic Party (NDP), led by John Horgan, will likely win a commanding majority…
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Everything you need to know about voting in B.C.’s upcoming election

Do you know how to register? Does mail-in voting confuse you? Are you wondering how the pandemic will affect voting? Not to fear, the Martlet is here to answer all…

Engagement starts with YOU(VSS)

In the main 100- and 200-levels of the David Turpin building and on the exterior, there were 60 posters up, including multiple large billboard-style posters, not to mention the chalking…
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Eight student senator positions filled by acclamation

The first eight spots for elected student representatives on the UVic Senate — which governs the university’s academic matters — have been filled by acclamation. The university will call for…

Your candidates for the 2020-2021 Board of Governors elections

The 15-member board has two student representative seats open — one for a graduate and one for an undergraduate student. All students can vote on webvote.uvic.ca, from 9 a.m. on…

A closer look at David Shebib, long-time Victoria independent candidate

In this election, Victoria had a crowded list of candidates. Independent David Shebib’s approach to politics could be described as “D.I.Y.” — he’s put hand-painted signs touting slogans such as…

How many trees does it take to elect a Prime Minister?

"I worked as a poll clerk at one of the 192 polling divisions in the Victoria riding. This was the first election in which I’ve worked, and I was astounded…