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Liberals win minority government with 157 seats

On Monday, Oct. 21, Canadians elected members of the Liberal Party in 157 districts — 46.4 per cent of total seats — securing a minority government for Justin Trudeau and the Liberals in Canada’s forty-third federal election. The Conservative Party of Canada will once again form the Official Opposition, acquiring 121, or 35.8 per cent of the total seats — […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Elections, National, News ·
The Cord’s 2019 Students’ Union Endorsements

The Cord’s 2019 Students’ Union Endorsements

The following endorsement was made through a discussion with The Cord’s Editorial Board and Editor-in-Chief (13 members). These are not necessarily a reflection of WLUSP, The Cord’s volunteers or staff. 

by Cord Staff· · Campus, Elections, News ·
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Elections 2019: Students’ Union Candidate Platforms

Candidate Platform SummariesWilfrid Laurier Students’ Union 2018 Elections Presidential Candidates Zemar Hakim Hey Golden Hawks! I’m Zemar Hakim, a fourth year Economics student running to be YOUR Students’ Union President. I have extensive Students’ Union experience as a Director of the Board, an O-Week Icebreaker, Coordinator and Executive of committees under Programming & Services and University Affairs. Under Clubs & […]

by Cord Staff· · Elections, News ·
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2019 Students’ Union President and CEO candidate interviews

ZEMAR HAKIM IBRAHIM MUSA TALHA NAEEM KLAUDIA WOJTANOWSKI Q1: How/when/why did you decide to run for Students’ Union President? I was very involved in the Students’ Union and I was just doing it for fun obviously, for the joy of making new friends, having a good time and for my passions, and then people started to tell me ‘You might […]

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Tips for how to vote in the provincial election

Ontario’s provincial election, chiefly contested by the Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, New Democratic Party and Green Party, is going to take place on June 7. The event foreshadows the Ontario municipal elections occurring on October 22.  The polls will be open for voting between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Voter turnout in the 2014 election was 51 per cent. However, this […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Elections, National, News ·
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Tarique Plummer wins president by majority vote

Tarique Plummer has been elected as Wilfrid Laurier University’s Students’ Union president for the 2018-19 term. Plummer was officially announced as president on Feb. 1 at the #LaurierVotes Results Night at Wilf’s. Plummer claimed the position over Ali Saghari, Ryley Fletcher and Idris Omar Hassan with 52.35 per cent of the votes. Despite four candidates in the running for president, […]

by Safina Husein· · Elections, News ·
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Students’ Union holds open forum and debate for election season

The four candidates campaigning for the position of president and CEO of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Students’ Union have been busy running their campaign and attending events throughout the past week. Candidates running for the role are Ali Saghari, Tarique Plummer, Idris Omar Hassan and Ryley Fletcher. On Wednesday Jan. 24, all candidates were present at the Waterloo Open Forum. The […]

by Safina Husein· · Elections, News ·
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2018 Students’ Union and election endorsements

The following endorsements were done through discussions with The Cord’s editorial board (12 in favour, 2 abstentions). These are not necessarily a reflection of WLUSP, The Cord’s volunteers or staff. President: Ali Saghari After a lengthy discussion, The Cord has chosen to endorse Ali Saghari for Students’ Union president. That being said, it was important for us to identify the […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, Elections, News ·
2018 Students’ Union presidential candidate Q&As

2018 Students’ Union presidential candidate Q&As

  Ryley Fletcher How / When / Why did you decide to run for Students’ Union president? “I think based on my experiences from the last four and a half years at Laurier eventually led me to have a huge passion for the student experience and mental health as well. So I think that through my experiences is what made […]

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