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June 21, 2001
  Tainted gloryPDF files may take a moment to load

Last week, I was pleased to count myself among hundreds of proud graduates who walked the stage to shake the hand of Jack Perraton, the university chancellor. To cheers and applause, we the took our seats, replete with the satisfaction of a job well done.


June 14, 2001
  Anders' ignorancePDF files may take a moment to load

A Frenchman once said "Democracy is the name we give the people whenever we need them."

Last month, the U of C alumni magazine the arch profiled Canadian Alliance MP Rob Anders as one of the top 35 graduates under 35 years of age. Last week, Anders tactfully demonstrated why they shouldn't have when he called Nelson Mandela a "communist and terrorist" in the House of Commons.


June 07, 2001
  Proud JoePDF files may take a moment to load

In an era of plastic smiles and press agents, Joe Clark is one politician who has the balls to do what he feels and say what he thinks.

Written off many times as washed up, out of touch, bland and nothing more than a burnt out career politician, Clark has more lives than a cat and the wisdom of a wiley political veteran.


May 31, 2001
  Mutiny in the SenatePDF files may take a moment to load

The left may have finally succeeded in thwarting the good intentions of George W. Bush's administration.

Turncoat Senator James Jeffords from Vermont, formerly of the Grand Old Party, is now sitting as an Independent and aligning himself with the Democrats. His departure does not come in time to block Dubya's trillion-dollar tax cut, but it will still have some negative impacts.


May 24, 2001
  The new oppressorsPDF files may take a moment to load

As a nation, Israel has a victim complex. While history may support this, the physical and cultural destruction is now being carried out by Israel and not against it.


May 17, 2001
  Whistle when you’re lowPDF files may take a moment to load

When people ask why I moved to Alberta from Ontario I'm never quite sure. After four years of searching, I think I have the answer.

Fearless Calgary-Fort MLA Wayne Cao, in a press release oozing warm 'n' fuzzies, recently announced his Private Member's Resolution to create and legislate the Official Alberta Song in honour of Alberta's approaching centennial in 2005.

So many chortles, so little time.


April 12, 2001
  100 years of complacencyPDF files may take a moment to load

At the turn of the last century, Pope Leo XIII appealed to the world's population to start the "century of peace." His grand plea didn't sound at all far fetched, as Europe (the civilized world) was at that time a peaceful continent, with no major wars on the horizon.

The contentious issue of African and Asian colonies was put to rest at the 1885 Conference of Berlin, and only such petty and unimportant things as nationalism were a threat--be it a minor one--to the powers that be.


April 05, 2001
  FTAA just around the cornerPDF files may take a moment to load

It looks more and more like this decade (the '00s?) will be one in which rampant globalization, unquestioned corporatization and unrestricted free trade will be discussed and--with any luck--denounced, just as slavery, fascism and leaded gasoline were denounced by generations past.


March 29, 2001
  Scholars' disadvantagePDF files may take a moment to load

The U of C feels it has a problem with the type of students currently attending the university and in an effort to bring in an increased number of academically-minded students, a program called Scholars' Advantage was instituted. Any grade 11 student who receives average grades over 80 per cent in five appropriate courses is automatically accepted to the program. Those who receive over 85 per cent are guaranteed a minimum monetary scholarship of $500.


March 22, 2001
  Bursting with beautyPDF files may take a moment to load

The intro music sounds, a swirling globe appears and before you can say "tennis elbow," a buxom nude blonde is standing amidst a locker room full of equipment and jerseys discussing basketball scores and the no fair catch rule.



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