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Canada Is A Valuable Model for Peace, says Author Satya Das

NATION BOOSTER Author Satya Das says Canada needs to lead the international community by example. (Photo: Patrick Finlay) EDMONTON (CUP) — For the title of his new book about Canadian international leadership, Edmonton author Satya Das chose a phrase that isn’t so modestly Canadian: “?The Best Country: Why Canada Will Lead the Future.’ “It’s very… Read more »

Romanow Speaks On the Future of Health Care and Calls for More Cooperation Between Federal and Provincial Governments

(photo provided by CUP) ST. JOHN’S, NFLD. (CUP) — Former Saskatchewan Premier Roy Romanow came to Memorial University to tell students that money alone isn’t the key to saving Canada’s public health system. Romanow, who is currently the sole commissioner of the Royal Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada, said money problems… Read more »

NDP Candidates Call for Free Tuition

(Photo credit: photo provided with story through CUP) ST. JOHN’S, NFLD. (CUP) — Despite agreeing on most issues, including eliminating tuition for post-secondary students, the NDP’s federal leadership hopefuls each say they offer a new direction for their beleaguered party. The candidates were in St. John’s last Saturday to participate in a leadership debate. The… Read more »

Decriminalize pot, don’t legalize it: Justice Minister

MONTREAL (CUP) — Decriminalizing marijuana would be in the best interest of Canadians said Justice Minister Martin Cauchon in a speech at McGill University. “People are using marijuana so much across the country that the police don’t even enforce the laws,” said Cauchon, “When we have a piece of legislation, it has to reflect the… Read more »

Kyoto Debate Calls for More Government Action

Photo credit: CLEAN AIR controversy New Democrat MLA Raj Pannu debates the Kyoto Accord with Tory MLA Tony Vandermeer. (Photo: Jake Edenloff) EDMONTON (CUP) — In the final minutes of a Kyoto debate last Thursday, Tony Vandermeer, Conservative MLA for the Edmonton-Manning riding, cautioned Albertans that the accord could sink our economy to the depths… Read more »

Nazi medicine teaches vital ethical lessons

(photo credit: Philip Head – photo supplied with article by CUP) EDMONTON (CUP) — A prominent researcher of Nazi medical techniques warned a full house of physicians and medical students to examine their social accountability, so horrors like the medical studies of Nazi Germany are never repeated. Entitled “Dementia of the Academe: Medicine in the… Read more »

Government urged to grant refugees loans

ST. JOHN’S, NFLD. (CUP) — Although government officials are considering changes to the legislation outlining access to Canada Student Loans for refugees, advocates say the process has already gone on too long. Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) administers the federal student loan program under the Student Financial Assistance Act. According to the act, refugees cannot… Read more »

American students invade Canadian schools

LONDON, ONT. (CUP) — Not since the War of 1812 have so many Americans headed North – there are more American students coming to Canadian universities than ever before. Robert Best, vice-president-national affairs for the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, said there are numerous reasons for the influx of American students. “Canada provides… Read more »

Suzuki slams Alberta government’s anti-Kyoto tactics

(Climate change David Suzuki calls for a new look at world interdependence – Photo: Jon Yu) EDMONTON (CUP) — While explaining to a University of Alberta education class the importance of seeing the world as fundamentally interconnected, David Suzuki criticized the Alberta government’s opposition to ratifying the Kyoto agreement. “We’ve had that argument for 200… Read more »