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Scrutinizing anti-anti-vaccination

Vaccines have been in the air recently. With the resurgence of anti-vaccination sentiment and the consequent outbreaks of diseases that had been largely forgotten in…


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Dear prime minister

Dear Mr. Harper, It’s time I came clean. I love you. I’ve wanted to say it for a long time, but after reading bill C-51,…


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Point/Counterpoint: Assisted suicide

On Feb. 6, the Supreme Court of Canada released its landmark ruling in the Carter vs. Canada case, striking down the existing law prohibiting assisted…


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Point/Counterpoint: Budget cuts

Point: Unsustainable spending has made budget cuts necessary Over the course of the last few months there has been a rising chorus of voices calling…



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Masters of their domain

On Jan. 6, the Manitoban reported that the UMSU executive is withholding $640,000 in fees owed to the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), the national…


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Re: Je ne suis pas Charlie

Letters published in the Manitoban are edited for spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Views expressed in the letters are those of the author and do not…


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Thank you, Margaret!

Letters published in the Manitoban are edited for spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Views expressed in the letters are those of the author and do not…



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Greek election result a wind of change

On Jan. 25, a political earthquake shook the European Union. The Greeks elected Syriza, a left-wing party. The newly-elected prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, won an…