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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

The anti-abortion terror campaign

(CUP)Victoria physician Mary Conley is concerned. After devoting her entire medical career to providing women with access to safe abortions, she wonders if there will be someone to take her place when she retires. “I’m from a generation that saw first hand the effects of unsafe abortions performed in back alleys or on the kitchen… Read more »

McGill prof may have cure for diabetes

MONTREAL (CUP) — A McGill University researcher has developed a non-invasive technique that may hold the cure for diabetes. Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg and Dr. Arthur Vinik, a University of Michigan colleague, have completed new work that hinges on the INGAP gene, which the two discovered in 1997. The gene produces the INGAP protein that apparently… Read more »