Federal Election 2004

    
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  Federal Election 2004
June 17, 2004
  An abortion of democracy?PDF files may take a moment to load

All six Calgary West federal election candidates faced off peacefully in front of 250 spectators at the University of Calgary on Wed., June 16. Staying true to the venue, the major discussion topic was post secondary education.

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June 17, 2004
  Education on the party radarPDF files may take a moment to load


Conservatives

The Conservatives have very definite goals about enhancing post-secondary education. In their platform, they "demand better services in our communities, post-secondary education in the reach of every young Canadian, a cleaner environment, and support for the family."

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June 17, 2004
  Prepare to get yer vote onPDF files may take a moment to load

'"The Liberal government seem to have done a fine job of mismanaging things," said outgoing Alberta Union of Provincial Employees Local 52 Chair Dan Tilleman. "There seems to be a certain lack of ethics." Tilleman pointed at Prime Minister Paul Martin's former business interests in Canada Steamship Lines. Martin and CSL have been widely criticized for utilizing offshore tax havens.

"I'm not sure how that can be construed as in the best interests of Canada," said Tilleman.

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June 17, 2004
  Communist speaks outPDF files may take a moment to load

As the third oldest political party in Canada with its origins dating to the 1920s, the Communist Party of Canada is about 600 members strong and includes Canada's youngest election candidate, Anna-Celestrya Carr in the Winnipeg Centre riding. The party's campaign slogan urges Canadians to "Put people before profits!"

Miguel Figueroa, leader of the Communist Party of Canada believes this should be the case. A man of short stature, some describe his aspirations as rather tall.

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June 10, 2004
  Will the Liberals get voted off the island?PDF files may take a moment to load

With the federal election looming, the political opinions and priorities of all interested Canadians are coming out in casual conversation. The only thing to be said with certainty is that they are as varied as our country's multicultural background would suggest. University of Calgary faculty is no different.

The president of the University of Calgary Faculty Association, Dr. Anton Colijn would like to see the question of post-secondary funding raised more often.

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June 03, 2004
  An open letter to Paul MartinPDF files may take a moment to load

Dear Paul Martin,

I attended your rally at the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre last Friday. Though your 10 minute speech was late by an hour, and your security kept a few hundred supporters and myself locked up in the cramped Henry G. D. Chow Auditorium, tardiness due to more important priorities than your potential and converted supporters is understandable.

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June 03, 2004
  What!?! They have elections now?PDF files may take a moment to load

Well, he's done it. In an era of unprecedented voter apathy, and despite the ongoing Liberal scandals and their decline in the opinion polls, Prime Minister Paul Martin has called an election for Mon., June 28. While Martin is confident his party is ready for an election, the same cannot necessarily be said about voters, or in particular students.

"I can't say I've looked into it that much," said Kathryn Elliot.

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May 27, 2004
  Campaigning on a whole new levelPDF files may take a moment to load

The 2004 election will undoubtedly be remembered for many things. For being one of the longest unofficial elections in Canadian history, outdoing even rolling elections of the nineteenth century. For the Liberals, who felt the need to start campaigning against no declared opponent late last year, and manipulated the election date to do so. For being the first national Canadian election where someone thought UU.S.-style attack ads are a good idea. And for making extensive use of campaign web sites.

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March 04, 2004
  Students running in electionPDF files may take a moment to load

Two University of Calgary students have launched bids to become Members of Parliament under the Green Party banner.

Danielle Roberts and Morgan DuFord, both members of the Campus Greens, will run in the upcoming federal election. Roberts, who is working toward a degree in earth science, emphasized the bid is aimed at increasing awareness for the Green Party.

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