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Beyond the evil

Pakistan is in the headlines once again. On December 16, 2014, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, a notorious terrorist group, launched a deadly attack on a school killing…



Responding to Poloz

Last week Stephen Poloz, governor of the Bank of Canada, said to a House of Commons committee that out-of-work students should work for free to…


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The facade of neutrality

In an article in the Nov. 12 issue of the Manitoban, “UMSU Gets it Right With Political Neutrality”, Ethan Cabel asserts that political action has…


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re: UMSU political neutrality

While there are many qualms that I would raise with Ethan Cabel’s recent article around the perceived political neutrality of student unions, I would first…



Why I no longer vote strategically

The day before the mayoral election my social media feed was flooded with pleas from political pragmatists. Supporters of Brian Bowman were trying to persuade…


Bill C-36 endangers sex workers

Casey Plett Since Last month, the federal government has been shepherding through a new bill regarding sex work laws. Having passed a second reading in…


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Improving our health care

On the morning of Jan. 14, Harvey V. Fineberg, winner of the 2013 Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research, paid a visit to…