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Debt reduction program a sham, lobby group claims

ST. JOHN’S (CUP) — The Canadian Federation of Students says the federal government’s student-debt reduction program is a sham and has helped just a handful of people. The national program, part of the government’s 1998 Canada’s Opportunity Strategy, is an education plan that provides financial aid to students. It gives university graduates extra funding to… Read more »

Fate of Bighorn Wildland decided this month

VANCOUVER (CUP) — The advisory group appointed to recommend action on Alberta’s Bighorn Wildland is ignoring key provincial policies, environmentalists say. Pressure from government, industry and off-road vehicle (ORV) users is causing the advisory group to skip over 1986 policies that designated protected areas, says Tamaini Snaith, Conservation Specialist with the Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA)… Read more »

Cigarette makers accused of targeting teens

MONTREAL (CUP) — Internal documents released in court earlier this week from Canada’s three major tobacco companies suggest an extensive effort goes into marketing their products to youth, some barely in their teens. The country’s cigarette makers — JTI-MacDonald, Rothman’s-Benson and Hedges and Imperial Tobacco — are challenging Bill C-71, adopted by the federal government… Read more »

A Bug In Your Ear

NEW COUNCIL OFFICIALLY STARTS TERM MARCH 16/02 On March 16, your new student council officially took office. In accordance with our bylaws, at the first meeting an executive was nominated and elected by the nine Councillors from amongst themselves. The election was held by secret ballot and presided over by scrutineers Judith Hughes (AU VP… Read more »

Review: A History of Canadian Wealth by Author Gustavus Myers

A History of Canadian Wealth was first published in the United States in 1914 and was not published in Canada until 1972. This is not surprising considering the abundance of well-documented corruption and abuse of power by Canadian government officials that Myers exposes in this book. Gustavus Myers, an American, was born March 20, 1872… Read more »

Teacher Strike Right?

The teacher strike has been the subject of news for weeks, and it seems that there will be no compromise between the Alberta government and teachers. Alberta Learning Minister Lyle Oberg has said that he will legislate teachers back to work if the strike jeopardizes the learning of students. Who is right in this controversy?… Read more »

Bombs Away!

“I’ll drive to Nanton if you spring for Peter’s [Drive In] on the way out of town.” With those words, the trip had begun! Personally, I thought I got the better end of the deal. $15 for lunch, and my boyfriend Patrick did all the driving. Only 65km south of Calgary, Nanton is far enough… Read more »

Striking from another point of view

The issue of striking teachers is not one untouched upon. Listening to the radio this afternoon, many were made aware that human beings can be the most ignorant species on the planet. A girl in grade nine phoned in to make known a rally she’d be involved in to protest the striking teachers. Her argument… Read more »