In really awesome cool news, Uber is reporting that it will be offering all new users free rides to and from their polling stations on October 19th, 2015 (Election Day) in selected Canadian cities it currently operates.
A top rep from Uber stated that the company will cover the cost of rides, for first-time customers only, and up to $15 each way.
Uber says that the offer will be active in Quebec City, Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, London, Hamilton, and Waterloo.
Now, if you already have the app and still want a free ride, we suggest you get a friend who still has not downloaded the app and you guy "roadtrip" it together, lol. ;)
To the surprise of many, Quebec City also made the Top 10 — and it ranked higher than Montreal, with Quebec City at #4 and Montreal at #6.
This ranking looked at the cost of living, internet speeds, the percentage of young people, levels of safety, and more.
Our province may have been blessed enough to score two top spots in this ranking, but we still didn't make it to #1, which was Tokyo, Japan.
If ever you were thinking of going to study abroad, you may want to put Tokyo high on your list, considering it "ranks well in nearly all categories helping it to come out on top of the study. It has a good amount of high-ranking unis, great food options, and offers cheap tech. It has high levels of free speech and is above average for safety and high-ranking institutions."
Quebec students would've also favoured the Liberals and helped them win a minority government — though a much slimmer one — if they were able to vote, according to Student Vote Canada.
If students were able to cast ballots in the federal election, the Liberals would have won 116 seats nationally, forming a minority government. The official opposition would be the New Democratic Party (NDP), with 106 seats.
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While the Liberals would have won the election, they would've lost the popular vote to the NDP.
In Quebec, the Liberals would've won 38 seats, with the Bloc Québécois in second place at 20. The NDP was much worse off in Quebec, winning only 9 seats.
The Student Vote is an educational program that runs at the same time as the official election with the goal of teaching young people how to participate in the electoral process. The students get to cast a ballot exactly like the real thing and the votes are then counted.
More than 700,000 students from across Canada participated in this election's Student Vote.
Now that the dust has settled on the 2021 Federal Election, many of us living in Quebec might be wondering what the point of all this was. But no election is without some kind of meaning, especially for voters.
So, what did this election mean for the people of Quebec and what does a Liberal minority mean for the province?
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But it was one many Canadians were probably wondering... "When is the beard coming back?"
If you were a fan of the beard, we've got some bad news. The prime minister responded "hopefully never," so we'll likely be seeing a clean shaved Trudeau during his next four years in office.
This isn't the first time Trudeau's looks have been brought up before either — there's been everything from a viral video of Trudeau stroking his luscious locks taking over the internet to us all noticing how badly he needed a haircut when hairdressers were forced to close during the pandemic.