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Students rally across Canada in national day of action

Thousands of college and university students in cities across Canada held a national “day of action” Wednesday, calling for an end to swelling student debtloads and soaring tuition fees. National lobby group the Canadian Federation of Students, the organizers of the protest, say tuition fee levels have jumped an average of 126 per cent over… Read more »

NEWS OF OTHER STUDENT UNIONS – U of A student union slapped with $170-K defamation suit

EDMONTON (CUP) — A University of Alberta student interrupted a meeting of the student union council Tuesday night to serve the union’s president with a $170,000 defamation lawsuit. Paul Conquest, a fourth-year arts student, is suing the university’s student union and its president Chris Samuel for allegedly defaming him in a newspaper advertisement last spring…. Read more »

Around the World…

Being an enthusiastic traveller, I have found it hard to be in school for the past few years. I have been utilizing student loans, and their expectation that students live (in my opinion) half a step up from abject poverty has meant that I can hardly afford a trip out of the city, let alone… Read more »

Debt Management

Debt has become a major concern for almost every person in today’s society, which has become a culture that depends on credit to survive. There are many businesses and organizations that provide debt management services, charging a fee to clients already in debt. The key to managing debt is to avoid panic, and to take… Read more »

Time for a New Political Party

It is time for all Canadian unions to politicize in a synergistic manner. By actively participating in the political process unions, and by extension the working-class members that they represent, will have a say in the legislation, policies, and governmental initiatives that will affect every aspect of their being”?both on and off the job. They… Read more »

Fed Watch!

Dumbing Down in Ontario Over twenty-three million dollars was given to Ontario Universities this year based on their performance as judged by the Ontario Government. The performance of the Universities was measured on three key indicators: the graduation rate of students the six month employment rate of graduates from undergraduate programs the two year employment… Read more »

Find Some Happy Indians, The Whole World Is Watching

Friday marked the official opening of the XIX Olympic Winter games – an event traditionally marked by increasingly crass and self-referencing opening ceremonies by the chosen host city. This year, as in the last two decades, the ceremonies had little to do with athletics or athletes, and more to do with presenting the international television… Read more »

From My Perspective – The Monarchy

“The king is dead. Long live the king.” When I was young I was very confused by these two sentences. It seemed like they were invoking some sort of a spirit that would bring the dead king back to life, a reincarnation of sorts. I was even more confused when the genders were mixed –… Read more »

A Bug In Your Ear: Letters

READER FEEDBACK! Any comments, suggestions, feedback, or submissions may be sent to Tammy Moore, Editor of The Voice at tmoore@ausu.org. Thanks for your writing contributions and support. I look forward to hearing from you all! LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: RESPONSE TO “From My Perspective: Saying Thanks” VOLUME 10 ISSUE 6 February 6, 2002 Good points,… Read more »