Federal

$15 federal minimum wage just a headline grabber

As great as a $15 federal minimum wage sounds, it’s unclear how the NDP’s recent proposal will help relieve poverty.Continue...

Justin Trudeau holds Q&A in Kingston as part of cross-country tour

When Justin Trudeau walked into Kingston City Hall on Thursday Jan. 12 under a gold-tinted spotlight, a media flurry followed his every move. But before the glitz, while the Prime Minister’s aides hurriedly set up for his appearance, one of their stories set the tone for the afternoon’s discussion.Continue...

Free parks in 2017 isn’t a cause for celebration

Free admission to Canada’s national parks is a step in the right direction, but still a walk in the dark.Continue...

Generation Screwed debt clock tours Ontario universities

Students walking past the corner of University Ave. and Union St. on Tuesday morning were faced with some daunting numbers, and a grim perspective on our generation’s financial future.Continue...

Travel points won’t fly

The new scheme to pay off student debt with travel points is more of an opportunity for politicians to pat each other on the back then to combat the financial burden.Continue...

A guide to voting in the federal election

They say the first time’s always special.Continue...

Ted Hsu takes Kingston and the Islands

Liberal candidate Ted Hsu clinched the Kingston and the Islands riding on Monday night. Hsu said his win is crucial in an election that saw the Conservative party gain a majority and the NDP oust the Liberals as the official opposition.Continue...

Harper whistle stop brings pride and protest

Stephen Harper made a 45 minute stop at a Minos Village Restaurant in Kingston Friday afternoon.Continue...