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April 14, 2011
  Just another pick-up linePDF files may take a moment to load

Take one quick look at the campaign trail and you'll find a smorgasbord of promises designed to attract the largest variety of voters possible. Voter apathy is a problem at all levels of government in Canada and abroad, so politicians have responded by passing out one-liners. I don't doubt that they plan to keep these promises (as much as any politician intends to) but they only focus on one issue. I see it like a pick-up line at a bar or an attractive feature at a university: something to catch my attention, but nothing more.

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February 03, 2011
  Quebec multiculturalismPDF files may take a moment to load

Canada is multicultural in law and practice. As long as your language, culture or religious beliefs do not harm another individual, they are welcome here. Yet the province that always appears to be the exception maintains its notoriety. Parti Quebecois spokeswoman Louise Beaudoin recently stated that "multiculturalism may be a Canadian value, but it is not a Quebec one." And she is right, in practice and law. Multiculturalism is entrenched in the Canadian Constitution which Quebec did not sign.

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January 20, 2011
  The Liberal Party needs a real planPDF files may take a moment to load

Campaigning has started for our next federal election and Liberal Party leader Michael Ignatieff is showing us his true colours. This spring, the opposition will probably send us to the polls by not supporting the budget being released in March by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. Currently, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has a seven point lead over Ignatieff in the latest EKOS poll. In an attempt to make up this deficit, Ignatieff has released a 12-page campaign report appealing to the non-partisan voting population.

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January 13, 2011
  Unions have lost their purposePDF files may take a moment to load

Many things in our society have an expiration date. Not just food and medication, but also social institutions. To have an expiration date, something must have initially had a use but past the date no longer fulfills our needs because its value is no longer present. Unions in Canada have expired.

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December 09, 2010
  Big Brother runs the AGLCPDF files may take a moment to load

It appears we need help preventing our society from going down the drain. Big Brother is back, but this time to control what we drink.

The Alberta Games and Liquor Commission has banned the sale of beer with an alcohol content higher than 11.9 per cent until it can establish the effects high-alcohol beer has on binge drinking. Liquor stores may sell the remainder of their stock but are not allowed to order more until the AGLC report is presented, likely in the spring. Is this really the role of the AGLC?

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November 25, 2010
  To retire or not to retire?PDF files may take a moment to load

The recent debates over retirement age in Canada and France may be of little concern to the majority of Gauntlet readers, who are likely more concerned with finishing the next of five research essays or preparing for their upcoming exams, yet the question is centred on the issue of lifestyle: do you work to live or live to work?

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November 18, 2010
  Reforming the welfare systemPDF files may take a moment to load

This past week, the British government initiated welfare reforms that Canada should follow. Prime Minister David Cameron, leader of the Conservative-Liberal coalition government, announced that drastic reforms will be made to the British welfare system to offset their huge deficit.

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