Another month another loan

Another month, another loan. That’s a decent summation of the ongoing crisis in Greece and the “Eurozone,” and it might almost be cute if it weren’t so close to the more complex truth, which isn’t, in fact, much more complicated at all: Greece is collapsing, and its continental brethren, like so many deer in the […]

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Being smart on crime

Conservative pundits have rallied around recent Stats Canada numbers, claiming that they prove at last that the Manitoba government has failed in making Winnipeg “feel safer.” These allegations centre around what I feel is the mythological NDP “soft on crime” policies supposedly to blame for the perceived crime wave in the province, and that a […]

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Equal pay for equal work

It is no secret that there is a wage discrepancy between men and women who perform the same tasks and have the same jobs, both within and outside Canada. Numerous studies have been conducted to answer the question of why this is the case, which have produced a large range and variety of different explanations […]

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9/11: what do you remember?

There are certain events that create everlasting memories for an entire generation. Our grandparents will never forget Aug. 6, 1945. On this summer day an atomic bomb, ironically labeled “Little Boy,” was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan causing widespread death and destruction. Eternally stamped in the memories of our parents is the death of two iconic […]

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A world changed

For most people, the subject of history is a straightforward affair. In grade school we’re taught that A happened before B, which preceded C. There are some dates thrown around and some names to memorize, but the story is never made out to be terribly complicated. Of course, that’s only the tip of the iceberg. […]

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Unshakable values

On Sept. 11, 2001, the United States of America was attacked by 19 Al-Qaeda terrorists. America’s sense of peace and security was shattered, as was the feeling in much of the Western world that we were safe from attacks or harm. After the fall of the Soviet Union, there seemed to be a feeling that […]

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The loss of an inspiration

On August 22, 2011, Canada was shocked and saddened by the news of Jack Layton’s death. After suffering from prostate cancer in 2010, hip surgery during the federal election earlier this year and most recently an undisclosed form of cancer this summer, the leader of the official Opposition lost his battle early in the morning, […]

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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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