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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If it ain’t broke . . .

Just about everybody has heard the phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” and as with most proverbs, it’s a pretty sensible sounding philosophy. That is, until applied to reality. In many cases, adhering to such a credo results only in stagnation. It’s a lesson many have learned the hard way, and it looks […]

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Israel and Canada

Throughout the Middle East and Arab world, people are rising up against dictatorship and tyranny. They are fighting for their human rights and their human dignity, even while under the threat of violence and death. Amidst this violence, however, Israel remains relatively calm and peaceful. One of the reasons for this is that many of […]

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University’s hypocrisy

I always thought that the mission or goal of any post-secondary educational institution was to teach individuals meaningful skills and knowledge so that they would be able to successfully contribute to the welfare of our society. Or at the very least, teach individuals enough knowledge and skills so that they might get a job that […]

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Jail not the answer

On June 1, 31-year-old Brian Wallace was given a two-year conditional sentence in the community and a five-year driving ban after pleading guilty to dangerous driving causing death and refusing a breathalyser — Winnipeg was outraged. On Oct. 31, 2007, Wallace had been driving 136 km/h through a residential neighbourhood after spending the night drinking. […]

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All together now

The government of Greece, pushed by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund, has imposed tough austerity measures upon the Mediterranean nation. Sales taxes have gone up, wages have gone down, as has government spending. The combination of these actions has resulted in large protests. Why is the government of Greece taking these actions? […]

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