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Green Party leader visits Hamilton Elizabeth May talks Bill C-51 and the upcoming federal election
Mar19

Green Party leader visits Hamilton Elizabeth May talks Bill C-51 and the upcoming federal election

“I want to share some good news with you: 2015 is the year that Stephen Harper’s era ends.” These were the rallying words of federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May during her visit to Hamilton on Friday, March 13. May, the sole Green Member of Parliament, represents the B.C. riding of Saanich-Gulf Islands. Hosted by the local chapter of the Green Party, the event drew candidates and members from the area, as well as representatives...

Q & A: Elizabeth May
Mar19

Q & A: Elizabeth May

The Silhouette’s managing editor Julia Redmond sat down with Green Party leader Elizabeth May on March 13 to discuss politics, environmentalism and McMaster. For more on May’s visit to McMaster, click here. *** Redmond: What do you think students can do to be involved in politics and to push environmental mandates, aside from being involved in the Party? May: It’s my obligation to students, what can we do to make sure that...

Ehima Osazuwa wins MSU Presidential election
Jan29

Ehima Osazuwa wins MSU Presidential election

Fifth-year Chemical Engineering and Management student Ehima Osazuwa is the new president-elect of the McMaster Students Union. Osazuwa won with a total of 4,298 votes, beating out second-place candidate Tristan Paul who finished with 3,335 votes. A total of 8,858 votes were cast, representing 42.2 percent of the 20,977 eligible voters. Upon hearing the news, Osazuwa and his team, who were stationed at their campaign table in MUSC,...

Condense the campaigns
Jan29

Condense the campaigns

By the time you’re probably reading this, the McMaster student body has elected its newest (male) president. If you weren’t particularly involved in the election, the ten-day campaign period was probably a rather insignificant portion of your semester, and soon after the posters come down and the tables get packed away, it’ll be like it never happened. But the thing is, it is a far more significant undertaking than it may seem to run...

Major McMaster donor focus of CBC investigation Michael DeGroote linked to the Mafia through involvement in casino ventures
Jan22

Major McMaster donor focus of CBC investigation Michael DeGroote linked to the Mafia through involvement in casino ventures

Famous businessman-turned-philanthropist Michael G. DeGroote has been identified as part of an investigation by the CBC and the Globe and Mail. In a promo ahead of the airing of an episode of CBC’s the fifth estate, DeGroote is said to have been involved in a casino venture in the Caribbean that led to, among other things, the “involvement of a leading Mafia godfather.” DeGroote, one of Canada’s wealthiest businessmen, is...