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March 21, 2013
  Escalating rhetoric in North KoreaPDF files may take a moment to load

North Korea is crying for help — but the reclusive country isn’t going to do anything rash anytime soon. On March 5, North Korea scrapped the armistice that ended Korean War hostilities in 1953. The cease-fire ended after a United States-led push for the United Nations to sanction North Korea over its recent nuclear tests. North Korea completed its third nuclear test in February. 


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March 13, 2013
  Alberta shafts studentsPDF files may take a moment to load

After one absorbs all the details about the 2013 Alberta budget, one thing remains clear: budgets are a messy business and there is absolutely no pleasing everyone. A budget reflects the priorities of a government through the choices — albeit tough ones — made on how to spend and what to cut. In 2013, Redford made it known that post-secondary education is not a serious priority for the Alberta government. 


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March 07, 2013
  Freedom with limitationsPDF files may take a moment to load

Tom Flanagan is dead wrong. But he is right about one thing: counseling and therapy should be the first approach to dealing with child abusers and possessors of child pornography. This should be the case for any criminal offence, but the fact is that the Canadian justice system is unable to provide these services for abusers of the law.


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February 27, 2013
  Put your mouth where your money is PDF files may take a moment to load

You’ve heard it time and time again: the Students’ Union is there to support you through your university experience. Or maybe you haven’t heard that enough. Whether you care about the SU or not, you pay mandatory fees for their existence. 


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February 07, 2013
  Black History Month is for everyone PDF files may take a moment to load

In 1926, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, an African America historian, initiated “Negro History Week” to recognize the contributions of black people that were all too often overlooked in historical texts. Today, we celebrate Black History Month in February to acknowledge the accomplishments of black people. Although the achievements of black people are many, they are often contrasted with numerous injustices when looking at the past. 


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January 30, 2013
  Women on topPDF files may take a moment to load

Kathleen Wynne has become the first female premier of Ontario, beating out her rival and front-runner Sandra Pupatello. Wynne is also the first openly gay premier. She joins five other women who are currently serving as premier of provinces or territories. This brings the male to female ratio in provincial leadership to 50:50 for the first time in Canadian history — now 75 per cent of Canadians are being governed by a female premier. 


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January 17, 2013
  Idle No More: a model for protestPDF files may take a moment to load

With the Arab Spring, Occupy and the Quebec student uprising, among others, 2012 could be considered the year of protests. Idle No More continues this trend into the new year, however, with a style that is unique, and one that can be a model for future protests.


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November 29, 2012
  Editorial: Vote splitting dooms Calgary CentrePDF files may take a moment to load

By 10:45 p.m. on Nov. 26, a palpable sense of profound disappointment was setting in at the Liberal headquarters of the Calgary Centre by-election. Calgary Centre, a riding that has been conservative for almost half a century, will be blue once again. Conservative candidate Joan Crockatt won the by-election with 36.9 per cent of the vote. Liberal candidate Harvey Locke was an excruciatingly close second, garnering 32.7 per cent of the vote.


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October 25, 2012
  Editorial: When enough is enoughPDF files may take a moment to load

Seasons change, cabinets shuffle and federal Conservative Member of Parliament Rob Anders misplaces the half-dozen or so brain cells left in his possession long enough to embarrass himself in public. It’s an almost soothing rhythm in Canadian political life. 


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October 20, 2012
  Editorial: The price of suicide PDF files may take a moment to load

Suicide is among the most serious public health issues in Canada, yet our mental health care system is archaic and inefficient. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, suicide is among the leading causes of death for Canadians aged 15–24, second only to vehicle accidents. Four thousand Canadians die prematurely each year due to suicide. 


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