Why vote this October: Discover 10 reasons why you should be more politically aware

Learn the different reasons why your vote can count and make a difference for the upcoming federal election on Oct. 21.

Breaking down the ballot

Political Science instructor Darin Nesbitt explains the options you will have for the voting-system referendum

Melanie Mark: From Douglas grad to first female Indigenous cabinet minister in B.C.

The new Advanced Education Minster in BC is also the first Indigenous woman to hold a cabinet position in the legislature.

By Sucheta Singh Douglas College alum Melanie Mark first made headlines in 2016 after winning a by-election in Vancouver-Mount Pleasant, making her the first First Nations woman to serve in the B.C. Legislature. Now, she’s made waves once again as the first Indigenous woman to hold a cabinet position in British Columbia. Mark is Nisga’a, Gitxsan, Cree and Ojibway. The B.C. NDP has formed a government in this province for the first time in 16 years. Mark was appointed as Minister for Advanced Education, Skills and Training by Premier John Horgan yesterday…. Read More