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Justin Trudeau poses with students at a Ryerson meet-and-greet event for Chrystia Freeland, the Liberal Party's Toronto-Centre byelection candidate in 2013. (Mohamed Omar / Ryersonian file photo)

Why the election is far from won

So that’s it. Liberal leader Justin Trudeau was not only handed a majority win Monday night, but was handed a majority win in an election with the highest voter turnout since 1993. The progressive voters’ drive for “Anyone but Harper” succeeded. But that doesn’t mean Canadians can relax now. The electorate has written Trudeau a giant novelty cheque, but he […]

by Peter Goffin· · Editorial, News, Opinion
Ryerson plans to help students navigate Fair Elections Act

Ryerson plans to help students navigate Fair Elections Act

With the 2015 federal election just over a month away, Canadians face a new set of voter identification rules that some critics say may discourage university students from going to the polls. Among other voting regulation changes, the Fair Elections Act has banned two means of voting for people who do not have a photo ID with their name and […]

by Peter Goffin· · News
Former Toronto Centre MP Bob Rae, left, celebrates with Chrystia Freeland, the Liberal party's new MP for the riding. (Michael Duncan / Ryersonian Staff)

Liberal Chrystia Freeland wins Toronto Centre byelection

By Jean Ko Din, Michael Duncan, Nuruddin Qorane and David Rockne Corrigan Ryersonian Staff Chrystia Freeland was greeted by a chorus of supporters chanting her name after she won the Toronto Centre byelection for the Liberal party Monday night. Freeland defeated NDP candidate Linda McQuaig with a 13 percentage point lead in the polls and more than 3,000 more votes. […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
Byelection hopefuls forgetting students

Byelection hopefuls forgetting students

In the past few weeks, many of us have been watching helplessly as the integrity of Toronto politics crumbles before our eyes. The surreal drama surrounding Mayor Rob Ford has conquered our newsprint and our airwaves, going viral on social media feeds during a crucial time for candidates of the Toronto Centre byelection, slated for Nov. 25. The headline-grabbing chaos […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
Ryerson’s DMZ example of solutions to students’ financial woes: Chrystia Freeland

Ryerson’s DMZ example of solutions to students’ financial woes: Chrystia Freeland

Entrepreneurship is a part of the solution to students’ financial problems and Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ) is the perfect example, said the Liberal candidate for the Toronto Centre federal byelection, Chrystia Freeland. Freeland spoke with The Ryersonian Friday and identified tuition, student loans and entrepreneurship as three important areas her party is looking at. She touted the DMZ as an example […]

by Michael Duncan· · News, Off Campus, Top stories, Videos
Concerns of government corruption raised during Toronto Centre byelection debate

Concerns of government corruption raised during Toronto Centre byelection debate

The same issue dominating newsstands for the last few weeks – corruption in the senate and Toronto city hall – carried over into the first all-candidates debate for the Toronto Centre byelection Wednesday evening. Candidates for the Liberals, Conservatives, NDP and even the Green party, which was previously barred from national debates, took part in the televised debate hosted by Rogers Television. […]

by Michael Duncan· · News, Off Campus
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