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November 07, 2002
  A Separate Future?PDF files may take a moment to load

With recent discussions of separation, most as a result of the controversy surrounding the Kyoto Protocol, this question begs an answer. According to a poll conducted in late October, 20 per cent of Albertans favour considering separation if the federal government ratifies Kyoto.

November 07, 2002
  We've finally forgotten...PDF files may take a moment to load

Do you know why we wear poppies on and around Remembrance Day? Apparently some University of Calgary students have no idea. Either that or they don't care. Surprised at the scarcity of poppies on campus, I surveyed a few random classmates in the halls. I wanted to know why they weren't wearing a poppy.

"I can't afford to spend money on things like that," said one student.

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November 07, 2002
  We rememberPDF files may take a moment to load

The U of C kicked off its annual Remembrance Day poppy campaign in a brief ceremony on Thu., Oct. 31.

"We have universities because of those who fought for the freedom to create ideas and to seek the truth," said Graduate Students' Association President Michelle McCann. "Remembrance Day is the time to stop taking this for granted."

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November 07, 2002
  Editor, the Gauntlet: LettersPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

Re: The Students' Union

In reviewing the letters and articles in the Gauntlet in the past few weeks, I have seen an obvious and disturbing trend, namely waves of SU criticisms. While constructive criticism of a legitimate institution is always welcome, I have found that the majority of these articles/letters have been unduly harsh and judgmental of the SU.

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November 07, 2002
  Alleged U of C Escort Recruiter Arrested by Calgary PolicePDF files may take a moment to load

For University of Calgary students contemplating a career as an escort, the position is officially no longer available. On Tue., Nov. 5, following a covert sting investigation, Calgary Police Vice Detectives arrested 26 year-old Quong Chi Trinh of Calgary in connection with the "Escorts Wanted" posters found on university poster boards in early October.

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November 07, 2002
  Debating the minimum wagePDF files may take a moment to load

After Newfoundland raised its minimum wage to $6.00 earlier this month, Albertan employees working on the bottom rung of the economic ladder are now getting paid the least in Canada: $5.90 per hour.

Despite our newfound status, Alberta Premier Ralph Klein announced he has no intention of raising minimum wage. He points out that only a small portion of Albertans receive the minimum wage--part-time employees or students--and, quite unsurprisingly, he doesn't want to hurt business.

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