Monday, August 2, 2021

By-election results in, voter turnout was poor

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The by-election results are in and the turnout was small. Out of almost 2000 registered voters, only 212 ballots were cast. (UNB/EServices) Emma Higdon was voted in as Arts Student Representative by 22 votes. Jinxuan...

PC majority for New Brunswick’s 2020 snap election

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Results for this year’s impromptu provincial election came in quickly. It was the country’s first election during the pandemic. Here’s a round-up of the highlights and important outcomes. Higgs hugs his wife and daughters as he celebrates his...

#DontCutOurFuture – Speak out against limiting educational funding

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#DontCutOurFuture (NBSA/Facebook) On April 9, 2019, the New Brunswick government made several changes to Student Financial Aid. Although these new limits came under the rouse of a positive change, as it now allows more students to be eligible, the changes were...

UNB students build a wall of debt

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Students at multiple universities gathered in protest of the recent changes to the free tuition program. Patrick Hickey reads student testimonials in front of UNBSJ's wall of debt. (Wolfgang Düchtel/The Baron) The UNB-SRC recently gave students,...

Everything you need to know about Canada’s federal political parties

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Are you considering voting in this year’s federal election, but not sure which party best represents your interests? (Global News/The Canadian Press/Compilation) Are you considering voting in this year’s federal election, but not sure which party best...

How are federal parties planning to make university more affordable?

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From increasing current bursaries to complete free tuition and loan forgiveness, the federal parties all have very different plans for student loans. If you could graduate debt-free, would you vote differently? (Unknown) In 2016, under...

Get to know the by-election candidates

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Missed the speeches? Want to know just what the candidates represent? Haven’t made up your mind? We asked the candidates some questions for you, here are their answers. Voting for the 2019 fall by-election kicks off Monday, November 4....

Liberals win minority in nail-biting election

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Dozens of students came to Colonel Tucker’s, the campus bar, on election night to watch the results of the 2019 federal election unfold. (Katie Herrington/The Baron) We spoke to some students before results came...