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Linda McQuaig, Bill Morneau and Colin Biggin at the St. James Town debate. (Kiah Berkeley / Ryersonian Staff)

Audience participation limited at Toronto Centre candidates debate

Toronto Centre candidates participated in their first debate of the 2015 campaign Tuesday night, but some of the attendees at the forum were upset that they didn’t get to ask questions of their own. While Conservative candidate Julian Di Battista did not attend, Bill Morneau (Liberal), Linda McQuaig (NDP) and Colin Biggin (Green) spoke before residents in St. James Town, answering questions that dealt with the community’s top four concerns: […]

by Kiah Berkeley· · News, Off Campus, Politics
Election 101: Breaking Down the Ryerson Area’s Ridings

Election 101: Breaking Down the Ryerson Area’s Ridings

Campaign season is upon us. Students living in the heart of downtown will cast votes in the Toronto Centre and University-Rosedale ridings on Oct. 19. The Ryersonian breaks down who’s who on your ballots. By Kiah Berkeley and Aengus Mulroney Toronto Centre There’s a battle brewing in the Toronto Centre riding, where the Liberal party could be unseated after more than 20 […]

by Aengus Mulroney· · Features, News
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
Live blog: Liberals celebrate Toronto Centre byelection win

Live blog: Liberals celebrate Toronto Centre byelection win

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
Video: Toronto Centre byelection rundown

Video: Toronto Centre byelection rundown

by Michael Duncan· · News, Off Campus, Videos
Video: Toronto Centre NDP candidate Linda McQuaig on lowering tuition

Video: Toronto Centre NDP candidate Linda McQuaig on lowering tuition

The election date for the Toronto Centre byelection is November 25 and all four major parties are ramping up their campaigns to a full pace. Linda McQuaig, the NDP candidate, held a rally Saturday morning before she headed out to campaign for the day. Her office was full and the crowd overflowed out on the street waiting for NDP Leader […]

by Michael Duncan· · News, Off Campus, Top stories, Videos
Andrew Cash speaks at the NDP electoral district nomination meeting in 2009. (ABEBBENJOE/Wikimedia commons)

Federal government has a role to play in regulating unpaid internships: lawyer

Andrew Cash wants the federal government to regulate unpaid internships and a Toronto-based labour lawyer is backing the idea. Cash, the Davenport MP, tabled Bill C-542, An Act to Establish a National Urban Workers Strategy. The private member’s bill aims to provide protections for part-time, contract and self-employed workers as well as interns. While labour and internships are mostly a […]

by Peter Lozinski· · News, Off Campus
Following in Jack Layton’s footsteps

Following in Jack Layton’s footsteps

Ryerson University is looking to pay tribute to the late Jack Layton by inspiring youth to follow in his footsteps. According to politics professor and Jack Layton chair, Myer Siemiatycki, the school will launch a new young activism program this summer aimed at encouraging youth to take on leadership roles in politics and their community. Layton, a former NDP leader, […]

by Tara Deschamps· · News, On Campus

NDP, Liberals choose byelection candidates

Both the Liberals and the NDP have nominated candidates for an upcoming federal byelection in Toronto Centre, the downtown riding that includes Ryerson. On Sunday the Liberal party selected Chrystia Freeland, a former Reuters journalist and author. The New Democrats choose Linda McQuaig, who is also a journalist and has published several books. The two nominations were watched closely. McQuaig […]

by May Warren· · News, Off Campus
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