Posts Tagged: politics

Editorial—Alberta Votes

If you’re an AU student, this next week is a critical one for you.  If you’re an Albertan, you get to have a say in it.  Albertans go to the polls to elect a new provincial government on April 16th.  If you’re an AU student this matters, because who is elected will end up having… Read more »

The 2019 Federal Budget—Student Perspective

The federal government just released its new federal budget and some changes have been made that may affect students at Athabasca University receiving loans.  Some of these changes will be exciting for students For one thing, the budget proposes to lower the interest rates on student loans.  I think this would be a great thing… Read more »

Trudeau’s New Changes to Election—Vote Fraud Fears

Prime Minister Trudeau’s government passed more than 200 changes in the way Canadian elections take place.  Some of the changes that Canadians should be aware of include limiting the length of federal election campaigns, allowing those outside the country for more than five years to vote, and new ways to punish “politically motivated groups such… Read more »

Editorial—Wasn’t that a Party?

The big news this week comes from the Conservative Party of Canada’s Convention, where Maxime Bernier, MP for Beauce, Quebec, has announced that he is leaving the Conservative Party of Canada and will be creating a new party to represent the conservative perspective, since, he contends, the current Conservative party simply isn’t doing that. If… Read more »

A Meeting of Women in Politics

I went to a “Women in Politics” event so you don’t have to Since I started taking courses at Athabasca University, I find myself at the public library a lot.  Studying at home with my two young sons has proven to be less than productive, as frequent interruptions to dole out fruit snacks or change… Read more »

Editorial—Flat Out Expression

With the release in the media of the United Conservative Party of Alberta’s draft policy’s on education, the Alberta NDP government has been doing the best they can to try to show Albertans how that plan is a bad idea, and the NDP way is one that will work better.  The Advanced Education office made… Read more »