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June 22, 2000
  Scouts get new perspectivePDF files may take a moment to load

Scouting entered a new phase when Rover Troop 129 met for the Þrst time on Sunday, June 18. The gay and lesbian troop cut new ground in an organization that is still coming to grips with the changing lives of men, women and children throughout the world.

June 22, 2000
  Schools should welcome tolerancePDF files may take a moment to load

The April 10, 2000 edition of the Alberta Report criticized the British Columbia Teachers' Federation for approving "gay-straight alliances" in junior and senior high schools, citing that they are nothing more than "propaganda and indoctrination machines." A GSA is an organization that operates just like any other school club. Specifically, GSAs provide a place where homosexual people can feel welcome.

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June 22, 2000
  Alliance race reveals Canuck characterPDF files may take a moment to load

This weekend's Canadian Alliance Party leadership election will not only provide voters with a better idea of who stands to give the Liberal party their most aggressive competition in the next federal election, but will make a powerful statement regarding what the Canadian public truly values in a leader.

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June 22, 2000
  Death defined along ethnic linesPDF files may take a moment to load

There was a time when the term "genocide" struck awe and sincere disgust in people, when politicians were not afraid to say it, when people swore they would do everything to not let it happen again. I believe that this time has past.

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June 22, 2000
  News BriefsPDF files may take a moment to load

Grant MacEwan dies at 97

University of Calgary students may wonder about the connection between MacEwan Hall and the former Lieutenant-Governor who died Thursday, June 15. The student centre was named after Grant MacEwan, honouring his contribution to the university. MacEwan was an adjunct professor and taught a Western Canada history course. He often did research for the books he wrote about Western Canada at the U of C.

June 22, 2000
  In conversation with the Major-GeneralPDF files may take a moment to load

Major-General Lewis Mackenzie (retired) convocated on Thursday with an honourary Doctor of Laws from the University of Calgary. Mackenzie was a career officer with the Canadian Forces who is recognized internationally for leading peacekeeping missions in the Balkans. The following is an excerpt from his conversation with Gauntlet reporter Phil Vorvis while on foot to the ceremony.

June 22, 2000
  Gender equality in health care?PDF files may take a moment to load

The privatization of health care in Alberta affects women more negatively than it affects men. This is the finding of a recent report by the Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence released at the University of Calgary on Tuesday.

"Because of the roles that they play in our society, women will experience more of the negative impacts of privatization than men," said Cathie Scott, primary author of the study and a U of C graduate medical student.

June 22, 2000
  Student loan access questionedPDF files may take a moment to load

The federal New Democratic Party warns of a crisis looming in the student loan process, but Students' Union Vice-president External Duncan Wojtaszek says the crisis will be found in increasing student debts instead.

June 22, 2000
  Burgener challenges AndersPDF files may take a moment to load

Canadian Alliance supporters in Calgary West can expect another exciting race after this weekend's national leadership convention is over. After spending seven years as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for the provincial riding of Calgary Currie, Jocelyn Burgener has decided to challenge incumbent MP Rob Anders for the riding's CA nomination.

June 22, 2000
  Tragically Hip -- Music @ WorkPDF files may take a moment to load

Sunday, 1 p.m.: Good, but not great. I had a more pensive direction in mind for this album--you know, a subtle judgment of millennial Canada. Tragic but not as tragic as Day for Night almost the poetic stance of Phantom Power but more mature.

Tuesday, 9 p.m.: Hold it, guitars arguing--yeah, yeah. Grind, grind! Work, music, work! And the geography, it's all here, get it? The pines, trains and Algonquin Park--it's bleak, alright, barren! I'm Tom Thompson! I'm Tom Thompson and I'm drowning, I'm drowning with Gord!

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