Public Grief

There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that Jack Layton, like any politician of his stature and seniority, touched the lives of many. He probably shook more hands in a week than many do in a year, spoke with Canadians of all stripes in every corner of the country and made decisions in Toronto […]

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A Letter to Jack Layton

Dear Jack Layton, Even though we had never met, I always felt a personal connection to you as a person and as a politician — as did many Canadians, who referred to you simply as “Jack.” Your honest, sincere and genuine nature sparked my interest and engagement in politics. I felt that you were one […]

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Canada stands tall in Libya

The people of Libya are finally free of dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Good riddance. Gadhafi is a corrupt and murderous man who has no respect for his people or the principles of liberty, democracy or justice. The Libyan people first and foremost deserve the credit for toppling the Gadhafi regime. Without their courage and determination, even […]

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What’s in a name

There has been some recent concern over the fact that there may be an increase in the number of “honour killings” taking place within Canada. Honour killings are murders that are usually committed for the motive of restoring honour in a family name after a family member’s conduct has been called into question. These types […]

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Common sense justice system

The recent crime wave sweeping through our city has put people on edge. From the murder of Harvey Sanderson, a man with brittle-bone disease, who was assaulted by two individuals and later succumbed to his injuries, the warnings of increased gang violence to the disturbing increase of arsons and shootings, Winnipeg feels more unsafe than […]

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A case of National shame

On June 15, the Vancouver Canucks lost their chance at the Stanley Cup. Immediately following the upset, people took to the streets, and as we all know it didn’t end well. People began to vandalize, assault and loot — quite un-Canadian behaviour. To be blunt, we were embarrassed. Very embarrassed. The international community couldn’t believe […]

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Vancouver’s embarassment

By this time we have all heard about the events that occurred in Vancouver following the 2011 Stanley Cup game where the Vancouver Canucks lost to the Boston Bruins. Immediately following the game, enthusiastic fans quickly turned into delinquent rioters, wreaking havoc throughout downtown Vancouver. From violence and looting, to vandalism and arson, these rioters […]

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