Vol. 10 Iss. 11

Volume 10 Issue 11 - 03/27/2002


You’re a Thief At least, that’s what the music industry believes. They’ve organized into a group calling themselves the CPCC, or Canadian Private Copying Collective (http://www.cpcc.ca/English/english.html), and have already successfully lobbied the government to change the Copyright Act so that they can claim fees on blank cassette tapes, CD-R/RWs, and removable hard drives. Now they’re… Read more »

A Bug In Your Ear

WEBSITE STATUS We are continuing to work on the redevelopment of our website. The Voice is finally back online, temporarily in pdf. format. Other features of the site may take a bit longer. Unfortunately we’ve lost our discussion board and course reviews and it may be a few weeks before we can get something going… Read more »

From My Perspective – Remembering Teachers

Teachers have still not reached an agreement with the Government of Alberta, and are withdrawing many services to students as a result; for example: supervision of field trips, graduation events, concerts, etc. Regardless of how the situation is eventually resolved, it is certain that for many students the effects of this year will have a… Read more »


My earliest memories of hockey are those of my uncle hogging the TV set to watch Hockey Night in Canada every time (it seemed to me) that I wanted to watch a show more appropriate to my age. I first remember the theme song reverberating throughout the house when I was about five years old… Read more »


A well-known Bible text says, “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.” Does this mean that if we are good to others, they will be good to us? Unfortunately this is not the case, as has been proven any number of times in my life and most likely yours as well. If that… Read more »

Ontario performance indicators ‘hogwash,’ critics charge –But community college group says KPI data beneficial

TORONTO (CUP) — The Ontario government’s latest batch of key performance indicator (KPI) rewards are being dismissed as “hogwash” by critics. In early March, the provincial Tories announced that an additional $16.4 million has been awarded to colleges who met or surpassed criteria set out by employers and students, as well as employment rates after… Read more »

UPDATE: Newfoundland Judge grants Custody of a seven-year-old boy to the father: Knowing the father has been charged with several counts of assault on his ex- wife.

Our Justice System in Canada needs to change to help victims of abuse. I believe we need judges that are better qualified to proceed with the cases of abuse that are brought before them. In the last issue, I discussed a woman whose son had been awarded custody to a father who is currently awaiting… Read more »


I had the privilege tonight of finally hearing Mercedes Sosa live at a concert at the Winspear Centre. I’ve been a fan for years; not only of her music, but also of how she has represented the hopeful struggles of the people of Argentina towards democratic freedom. The passion in her voice transcends language, and… Read more »

The “War on Terror”: Sense and Nonsense

For a few months now, the media has been using the term “war on terror” as though it were a neutral description of U.S. military action in Afghanistan or of U.S. threats of future attacks elsewhere. On its face, the “war on terror” — or even “war on terrorism” — is at best a misnomer…. Read more »

Enlightening Information

WE NEED READER FEEDBACK! Any comments, suggestions, feedback, or submissions may be sent to Tammy Moore, Editor of The Voice at tmoore@ausu.org Many thanks for your writing contributions and support, and I look forward to hearing from you all! _________________________________________________________________ A Healing Process September 11: Dealing with the Backlash Were you affected by the horrific… Read more »

Quote of the Week

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “I began my education at a very early age – in fact, right after I left college” — Winston Churchill


Thanks to all of you who have been providing us with such great feedback on The Voice. Please continue providing your opinions, comments and support; any submissions can be sent to tmoore@ausu.org Accepted letters to the editor have not been edited, nor do they necessarily reflect the opinions of The Voice staff, AUSU, or Athabasca… Read more »