Federal election

The Prime Minister called a snap election during a global pandemic – for what?

What was the point of that election?

After months of stoking COVID-19 fears and urging provinces to maintain strict lockdown procedures, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pulled a not-so-majestic 180°, and called on millions of Canadians to get…

(Not so) new kids on the Bloc: the Bloc Québécois’s resurgence in the 2019 Canadian federal election

"The resurgence of the Bloc Québécois in the 2019 federal election isn’t just a momentary spike in populist politics. Instead, the party’s resurgence following a near-decade of disappointing election results…

Consequences of a broken promise: Proportional representation and the 2019 federal election

Despite Liberal promises that 2015 would be the last federal election using first-past-the-post, the voting system remained the same in 2019. Had this promise been kept, the election would have…

In the wake of the 43rd federal election, where do we go from here?

This is the question that would have been on the minds of many Canadians as they woke up following the 43rd federal election. But where exactly has this election left…

City Talks lecture series turns 10

On a wet and windy September evening, as people filtered into the Legacy Art Gallery to hear a panel of Victoria’s federal election candidates discuss how they would address issues…

Liberals win re-election, but fall short of majority government

The results are in! Here's the Martlet's rundown on the 2019 Canadian federal election results.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh stops for selfies at UVic

Ahead of the Federal Election on Monday, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh made a quick campaign stop at UVic on Friday afternoon before heading to a rally at the Dave Dunnet…

2019 Federal election streeter

Days before the Federal Election, the Martlet ventured across campus to gauge student’s perceptions and opinions on the issues facing our country in this crucial election.

LETTER | “Deep disappointment” in NDP candidate Laurel Collins

I’m writing to express my deep disappointment in the federal NDP campaign of Victoria City Councillor Laurel Collins. I was part of the Together Victoria movement that elected Laurel last…