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Screenshot of Lament for Confederation via CBC Archives.

Why Chief Dan George’s ‘Lament for Confederation’ is still relevant

55 years ago Chief Dan George gave the iconic ‘Lament for Confederation’ speech during Canada’s centennial. For Indigenous Canadians, this speech carries a great level of significance due to it…
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UVic political science student Haruun Ali running for Edmonton City Council

Ali’s platform includes affordable housing and police reform First-year UVic political science student, Haruun Ali, aims to become Edmonton’s youngest and first ever Black city councillor. At 17 years old,…
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Representation in politics takes center stage during first Elect Her panel discussion

On Dec. 8, Elect Her UVic, a club dedicated to promoting the participation of women and marginalized communities in politics, hosted their very first Women in Politics panel discussion. The…

Canada’s future depends on America’s present

Canadian and United States cultures and media are innately linked, and as a result, so too are our ideologies. This means that it is more important than ever for Canadians…

Dating a conservative changed the way I engage in discussions

Dating a conservative has taught me a lot of lessons — first and foremost that my assumption was wrong: no one way of thinking has all the answers for every…

Political stories to watch in 2019

2019 could lead to political turnover across the country, these four races are why With the New Year comes new resolutions, and for many incumbent politicians across the country, one…

Bloc-Québécois steal show at Clash of Clubs debate

Students assemble for more charged political discussion Despite not having a single Bloc-Québécois representative in B.C.’s Provincial legislature, the French sovereignty party made their presence felt at the latest Clash…

Questions and consultations galore at President’s Campus Update

On Dec. 12, President Jamie Cassels updated faculty and staff on the current direction of UVic’s 5-year strategic plan. The presentation, delivered in the atrium of the Continuing Studies Building…

Canada’s deadly role in the Yemen war

Canada exports weapons to Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia exports bloodshed and famine to Yemen Seven million people in Yemen are on the verge of famine due to a brutal war and…