The Global Express: UPDATE: Special Ballot in Guelph a Mistake Afterall

From my last report, the facts about the Special Ballot vote at the University of Guelph spoke for themselves. Why was all the blame being put on the Conservative Party after one of their members reportedly tried to stop a vote that shouldn’t have happened to begin with. Why isn’t anyone talking about the Returning ...

Cowboys for Social Responsibility: Your daily Harper Tory

Fighting the gun registry. Fighting democratic engagement. Just another day in Stephen Harper’s Canada.

Pample the Moose: U of Guelph votes will count!

Elections Canada has released a Solomonesque public statement on the University of Guelph voting controversy. Of greatest interest is the fact that the student votes will be counted, and are considered to have been cast in a manner that respects the Canada Elections Act. The short version of the statement is that it appears that ...

Pample the Moose: Guelph Conservatives continue to try to exclude youth voters

It’s really quite mind-boggling to think what must be going through the thinking processes of Guelph Conservative candidate Marty Burke’s campaign team. First, they make a point of keeping members of the U of Guelph vote mob away from Harper’s rally. Then, he failed to turn up at this week all-candidates debate at the university. ...

Pample the Moose: Voter engagement. (or Week 2 wrap-up)

Last week, just before the beginning of my second- and third-year Canadian history courses, I played the following Rick Mercer clip: Youth voting has plummetted over the past couple of decades, and falls well below the national average. Indeed, Canadian voting rates on the whole have been declining in recent elections, leading many to ponder ...