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The Right to Vote
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The Right to Vote

When Dylan Earis went to the poll station in Regina for the 2015 federal election, all he wanted to do was cast his vote, a right he shares with other Canadian citizens. Exercising it at the last federal election turned out to become a challenge for the 26-year-old university student. Earis has cerebral palsy which...

The next generation: Learning the importance of voting
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The next generation: Learning the importance of voting

The Civix program provides schools with an opportunity to simulate a federal election for students. This program, Student Votes 2019, gives them an opportunity to learn first-hand about Canadian politics. The Prairie Sky School took part in the mock election for the first time on Oct. 17; 30 students in grades 4-8 learned what it...

Regina voters disappointed by absence of stickers
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Regina voters disappointed by absence of stickers

A number of voters in Regina were disappointed to not receive an “I Voted” sticker after casting their ballot in Monday’s federal election. Kennedy Buchanan says she became excited about receiving a sticker after watching an episode of This Is Us on television where “I Voted” stickers were prominently featured. “I think it kind of...

What does the federal election look like in Northern Saskatchewan?
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What does the federal election look like in Northern Saskatchewan?

Some communities in Northern Saskatchewan are exercising their right to vote in Monday’s federal election, while others are not so motivated to hit the polls. “Indigenous people are the majority in this constituency,” said Modeste McKenzie, President of the Indigenous New Democrats of Saskatchewan and Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River NDP, “whichever candidate or whichever party manages to...

School strike leader casts ballot for climate
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School strike leader casts ballot for climate

The first federal ballot North Hunter ever cast was for Regina-Wascana Green Party candidate Tamela Friesen. Hunter, a 21-year-old Regina climate strike organizer, was less than a month shy of being able to vote in the 2015 election. “It was really exciting,” she said as she left her polling station Monday morning. “Hopefully, being a...

Canadian Inmates hit the Polls on Oct. 9.
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Canadian Inmates hit the Polls on Oct. 9.

When Canadian voters enter their poll station they sit down, open their ballot, look at the options available, and mark a big X beside the candidate they want. This is not the same process for those in correctional facilities. The Regina Provincial Correctional Centre houses about 650 inmates, this year 360 showed up to the...

Honesty is the best policy
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Honesty is the best policy

On a chilly October day in Saskatchewan, voters made their way to polling stations for the federal election. After a nasty campaign where leaders have been arguing and outright lying, many voters in Saskatchewan are looking for one thing – honesty. At Dr. A. E.  Perry Elementary School polling station in Regina, a steady stream...

Future majority speaks today
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Future majority speaks today

With Canadians headed to the polls Monday, young adults around the University of Regina were eager to voice their opinions. For students around the University, a range of issues were brought up during interviews at an on-campus polling station. “For me, climate change, high tuition and the challenge of finding a job out of university...

Poll workers: Essential to election day
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Poll workers: Essential to election day

Ali Shahidi and Christopher Dornstauder are two of the hundreds of workers helping Regina residents vote during today’s federal election.  “I find that it’s beneficial that I get to help Canadians of all walks of life vote, whether it be for their very first election or their fifteenth,” said Dornstauder.  The two young men are...