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November 09, 2000
  Party policies bind candidatesPDF files may take a moment to load

Through this year's election, it is becoming more and more obvious there is something wrong with the electoral process in this country. Democracy seems increasingly like an abstract sentiment far out of reach of the hands of Canadians. Most critics blame this on, among other things, the parties on the ballots. They shout accusations of lack of choice and too great a similarity between them.

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November 09, 2000
  Federal election draws nearPDF files may take a moment to load

At the end of the day, after all the jokes about Joe Clark and his daughter, Jean Chrétien missing a step on the stairs and Stockwell Day's lack of knowledge about Canadian geography are made, we must remember there's a federal election going on and we should be concentrating on the issues.

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November 09, 2000
  SU cowardly, says irate readerPDF files may take a moment to load

Editors, the Gauntlet,

I am appalled and disgusted at the Students' Union regarding the recent renovation of the SU office and the subsequent move to the clubs offices in old Mac Hall. This action by the SU is so indefensible to even their past supporters like myself that it seriously damages any credibility the organization has with the student body.

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November 09, 2000
  If the floor's a-rockin', don't come knockin'PDF files may take a moment to load

Tired of sex in the city? Well, sex in rez is kind of like a bad rerun of Sex in the City. Anything basically goes, as long as all sexual activities remain behind closed doors--that is, according to the "Community Agreement." No sex in the showers, bathtubs, laundry facilities, fire escapes, hallways, lounges and (sorry folks) no sex in the elevators is allowed in rez. No sex in the showers? That's no joke, and it's one of the many violated rules in rez. I'm no Dr.

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November 09, 2000
  What would Jesus do?PDF files may take a moment to load

It was early morning in Banff on Nov. 27 when a young man emerged from his modest apartment building. He walked down Banff Ave. towards the local McDonald's restaurant for his morning cup of coffee. It was about 9 a.m., and our young friend had an important day ahead. Granted citizenship in 1998 by the Chrétien government, Jesus of Nazareth, now relocated as Jesus of Banff, was on his way to the polls for the first time as a Canadian.

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November 09, 2000
  Environment lost in lieu of taxesPDF files may take a moment to load

With the federal election looming at the end of this month, many Canadians are thinking of voting like they think of taking up jogging. A nice idea, but probably not gonna happen. This apathy might go some way towards explaining why environmental issues have fallen off the political radar screen for Calgarians. As we roll in the contentment of a booming economy, we're still seeking a greater tax-free bang for our buck.

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November 09, 2000
  Intellectuals will rise upPDF files may take a moment to load

As pessimistic as I am about the current state of affairs in Ottawa and about where we'll be in five years, this pessimism is not absolute. You see, our best and brightest will not, as Socrates suggested, gravitate towards power--unless they have a good reason, that is. Absolute incompetence at the head of every political party is one of few exceptions that will allow this to happen.

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