Thousands Gather for Climate Change March in Vancouver

Every square meter of the Georgia Street side of the Vancouver Art Gallery was packed on Oct. 25, crammed full of people who were there to protest government and corporate inaction on climate change. The protest was headlined by the Sustainabiliteens, a group of high school-aged young people from across the country who are suing... Continue Reading

Why the Conservatives Won Where You’d Expect but Nowhere Else

Even though the Conservatives won more popular votes than any other party, the nature of our electoral system ensured that they wouldn’t have the most seats. If they had made a few key choices, they could have had even more. I have been reading posts by many NDP-voting friends on my social media feeds, and... Continue Reading

A Few Suggestions for Other Places you can Learn About Election Issues

Tristan Johnston, Contributor Other than my casual intake of CBC and the Globe and Mail, National Observer is a somewhat underappreciated source of news. Formed in 2015, the National Observer was partially created to avoid the big oil money that was finding its way into other newspapers. This makes their B Corporation status notable, which... Continue Reading

Riding Profile: Steveston Richmond-East

Joe Peschisolido The Liberal Party Peschisolido is the founder of his own law firm, Peschisolido & Company, and served on the board of Bing Han Enterprises. He was first elected in 2000 as an MP of the Alliance party, and has been the incumbent Liberal MP since 2015. He says he wants to work with... Continue Reading

Meet the Parties You Probably Haven’t Heard About

During the 2015 election campaign, Justin Trudeau made ending Canada’s first-past-the-post electoral system into a major election promise. One of the biggest criticisms of the current system is that, instead of voters walking into ballot boxes to express their views, they enter it to keep out the least-desirable option. Despite this, many candidates outside of... Continue Reading

Four Federal Candidates Gather to Debate Climate Change Solutions in Richmond

With climate change on voters’ minds this election, it’s no surprise that we’re seeing so much discussion of it during the course of this election campaign. On Oct. 3, four election candidates gathered in Richmond’s Robert Palmer Secondary to discuss the climate crisis. Among them were incumbent Liberal candidate Joe Peschisolido, Steven Kou (Liberal), Jaeden... Continue Reading

Canadian Elections Are Open to Security Risks, But Not Like the U.S.

Canadians like to look to our Southern neighbours and reassure ourselves, “At least it’s not as bad as what the Americans have to deal with.” We do it with racism, healthcare, firearms—you name it. However, most problems the Americans have, we also have, though arguably to a lesser degree. The same goes for our elections’... Continue Reading

Piracy is Coming Back Thanks to the Limits of Streaming Services

One of the great wonders of modern capitalism, faults and all, is the fact that a firm can spend $100 million on a season of your favourite television series and only charge you a measly $15 for a month of watching it, as well as billions of dollars’ worth of other shows. Television and film... Continue Reading
A celebration of the B.C. Francophone community at the Legislature

Francophone Rights Group Launches Awareness Campaign #MonéducationNotredroi

“#MonéducationNotredroit” or “My education, your rights” is what the Conseil Scolaire Francophone du la Colombie-Britannique (CSF-CB) is naming its new campaign to raise awareness for a case heading towards the Supreme Court of Canada. CSF-CB, also known as School District No. 93, is the B.C. school district which covers all francophone public schools in the... Continue Reading

There Are up to 101 Affordable Theatre Acts to Check out at Fringe Festival

The Fringe Festival will be returning to Vancouver yet again, from Sept. 5 to 15, with most of the performances being featured on Granville Island. With 101 shows available, it’s hard to make heads or tails of what to see, but rest assured, organizers say, there’s something for everyone. The Fringe Festival may be one... Continue Reading

Going Global: The EU’s Neverending Brexit

It was only a few weeks ago that Boris Johnson was selected by the Conservative party of the U.K. to become the Prime Minister, something that has long been anticipated. But as far as the European Union is concerned, they’re likely to get what they’ve been expecting: a politician who sells himself as a hard... Continue Reading

What Are Vancouver's Biggest Contributions to Hollywood History?

Vampires Suck, But Twilight is Actually Pretty Good Kristen Frier, Photo Editor Let’s be honest, The Twilight Saga fed on the insecurity of young girls who didn’t fit the mold. The novels and films empowered teens to seek out older, stalker-y men who have an insatiable taste for human fluids and who they are powerless... Continue Reading

Going Global: The Golan Heights

Late last month, U.S. President Donald Trump declared that the United States considers the Golan Heights—a region of Syria that was annexed by Israel during the Six-Day War—to be part of Israeli territory. This makes the United States the only country in the world that currently recognizes the area as “Israeli.” By all accounts, Trump... Continue Reading

KPU hosts Fifth Annual Symposium on Cyber Security and Digital Forensics

For the fifth year in a row, Kwantlen Polytechnic University hosted the Symposium on Cyber Security and Digital Forensics with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Vancouver. Considering that nearly everyone has experienced data breaches, even with impacts as small as needing to reset their password, it’s hardly a surprise that such an event... Continue Reading

With an Election Looming, Here’s What Each of the Major Parties Need to Worry About

This year’s election landscape looks very different from the one we saw in 2015. Both the Conservatives and the NDP have new leaders, while the Liberals are contending with a fresh set of scandals. So what does every major party need to do to stand a chance? The NDP has not been having a good... Continue Reading