OTTAWA (CUP) – At 27, Niki Ashton is the youngest female Member of Parliament sitting in Canada’s House of Commons. The post-secondary education and youth critic for the NDP first ran for federal politics in 2006, but won a seat in October 2008 when she garnered 47 per cent of the vote to beat Liberal incumbent Tina Keeper.
The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) has come under fire after the passage of a controversial motion at their Annual General Meeting (AGM), held on Nov. 28 in Ottawa. The motion, referred to by voting members as “Motion 6,” has made it more difficult for student associations to leave the federation.
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With an honours BA in politics and conflict resolution from the University of Winnipeg, and more than four years of journalism experience, Ksenia Prints thrives under the pressure of being an intern for the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.
After years of student discontent and lobbying, Red River College (RRC) will have its first-ever reading week this Feb. 15 to 19, following suit with the majority of post-secondary institutions in the country.
Do you think the City of Winnipeg police need a helicopter?
Southern Manitobans interested in becoming midwives will get a helping hand from the provincial government.
The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) recently announced two new programs to address the differences newcomers face and raise awareness through discussion.
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The federal government recently passed Bill C-32, a move to ban flavoured tobacco products they believe are increasing smoking rates among youth. But as anti-tobacco advocates lobby for stricter smoking laws, many are wondering what’s next on the agenda.
Local community organizer and gay activist Richard “Asher” Webb took his own life on Nov. 10, 2009. He was 49 years old.
Many Canadians falsely believe that most Canadian Forces (CF) veterans retire with full pensions after 20 years of service, a new survey reveals. The survey was conducted by the Commissionaires, a non-profit organization that does some contracted security work for the government.
Development in Waverley West along the banks of the Seine River may have encroached on city property and destroyed old-growth forest.
If double-dog dares were the bane of your childhood existence, it’s time to take them back – on your own terms. The Dare To Remember (DTR) campaign is an effort to raise funds for the issue of AIDS in Africa.
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If you were to have a child, would you use a midwife?
Several trees were removed recently from along the Trans-Canada Highway after the reconstruction of a 22.4-kilometre stretch of eastbound lanes.
Many critics are questioning the wisdom of building Bipole III, a multi-billion dollar Manitoba Hydro transmission line, along the west side of the province rather than cutting costs along the east.
Devil’s Lake could overflow in as little as three years, Manitoba Liberal leader Jon Gerrard and representatives from North Dakota told the public on Monday, Nov. 16.
Legislature set to resume; November sun brings December clouds for local agriculture; New voting machines are ready for purchase; City capital budget announced; 311 hits the web