University of Manitoba slate borrows branding, platform points from One Carleton

The name and some platform points of the winning slate in the University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU) election earlier this month shared a resemblance to the winning slate of the recent Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) election. Similar to the “One Carleton” slate in the CUSA election, the “One UMSU” slate at the University of Manitoba (U of M) won every executive position in the UMSU election, all while sharing some of One Carleton’s branding and campaign promises. According to The Manitoban, the U of M’s student paper, One UMSU promised nap pods in the school’s University Centre and to create more student jobs—both promises One Carleton made during their 2017 campaign. One UMSU promised to work with Winnipeg […]

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CUSA council discusses defederation

The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) held their second-last council meeting on March 29, and discussed a motion related to a possible defederation campaign from the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). The motion would see the vice-president (finance) outline the amount owed by CUSA to the CFS, and to project the cost of defederation. CUSA president-elect Zameer Masjedee, who is also the current vice-president (student life), said during this year’s CUSA elections that one of his campaign promises was to run a campaign to defederate from the CFS. Alhattab raised concerns over projecting numbers. “[The CFS] never gives you a number and they never say ‘this is what you owe,’ ” he said. “This makes for a very difficult way […]

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Kevin O’Leary bashes Trudeau in speech at Carleton

Kevin O’Leary, one of 14 candidates running for leadership of the Conservative party, spoke at Carleton on March 18. The event, held in the Kailash Mital theatre, was co-hosted by the Carleton Conservatives, together with the University of Ottawa Campus Conservatives. O’Leary spoke about Canada’s economy and how he would improve it, if elected prime minister. O’Leary said he was motivated to run for the leadership when he saw Canada’s economic growth slowing. He referred to his own success as an entrepreneur out of university, and said “Canada was on fire . . . Today, it’s dead.” He said he believes young people in Canada should have the same opportunities he had growing up, but said jobs are becoming harder […]

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SAIA hosts Israeli Apartheid Week

Carleton’s chapter of Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) is hosting Israeli Apartheid Week at Carleton from March 13 to 18.  Samiha Rayeda, the volunteer, outreach and programming co-ordinator at the Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG), one of the sponsors of the week, said the goal of the week is mainly education and to “encourage students at Carleton and students all over the world to participate and support Palestinian solidarity.” She said she hopes the week will open discussions around the issue of Palestinian human rights and added the response to the week is “generally very positive.” According to the event’s Facebook page, Israeli Apartheid Week seeks to raise awareness about Israel’s policies towards Palestinian people and to build support […]

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Carleton fraternity holds walk to remember the Holocaust

Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi), a fraternity at Carleton, organized We Walk to Remember, an event to commemorate Holocaust victims, on March 5.    Zachary Novack, a fourth-year geology student and member of AEPi, said the event is held internationally across the different chapters that are part of his fraternity, but this is the first time his chapter has organized one in Ottawa.   AEPi is an international Jewish fraternity and was founded in 1913, according to its website. The fraternity has 15 chapters across Canada, and 171 chapters across the United States and other parts of the world. Novack said the importance of the event was to remember and educate people about the Holocaust. He added the event is typically held on […]

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