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Has The Poppy Lost Its Meaning?

(65) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 2:10 PM

Right after Halloween and just as every store is switching from its fall motif to Christmas-themed displays, most Canadians adorn the red poppy until November 11.

The poppy, crystallized as a symbol of war and remembrance from John McCrae's poem In Flanders Fields, is worn by most...

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The Real Threat to Quebec's Heritage Is Not a Hijab

(27) Comments | Posted August 17, 2012 | 11:55 AM

I just became a Quebecer. Not a real Quebecer though. I was born in Northwestern Ontario and I'm Anglophone. I've only lived here for a few months. Despite being here permanently, I'll never be a "real" Quebecer to some.

But, I'm lucky. I don't wear hijab and I don't carry...

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Why Getting into Student Politics Can Be Selfish

(4) Comments | Posted July 27, 2012 | 3:23 PM

The Québec media has been buzzing over the announcement made by Léo Bureau-Blouin that he will run for the Parti Québécois during the next election.

This will push the former FECQ president into a new kind of politics. Will he be able to continue the fight...

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Quebec's Confusing Use of New Protest Laws

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2012 | 12:08 PM

Two years ago, the G20 weekend of protests in Toronto was a classroom, of sorts.

Hundreds of police descended on the city from across Canada and tested new techniques of crowd control on protesters and non-protesters alike.

It seemed that the consensus among decision-makers was...

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Jean Charest: Robbing From the Young to Give to the Old

(35) Comments | Posted May 1, 2012 | 8:53 AM

Now that windows have been smashed and the students' general strike in Québec has reached week 12, English mainstream media has gradually increased its attention toward Canada's largest (according to one historian), longest and most significant student action ever.

Unfortunately, the coverage has been...

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Why Not Tax the Universities' One Per Cent?

(8) Comments | Posted April 23, 2012 | 11:17 AM

Just before the 2012 Ontario budget vote, ONDP leader Andrea Horwath successfully injected a conversation about increasing the taxes of the ultra-rich into the political sphere.

She placed her party's support for the budget contingent increasing income taxes by two per cent for Ontarians who make more than...

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Leaked Document Reveals Bleak Future of Ontario Education

(0) Comments | Posted March 15, 2012 | 12:07 PM

The Honourable Glen Murray is having a difficult time as Minister of Training, Colleges, and Universities for Ontario. In the past month alone, he has had to deal with two anonymous policy leaks that have derailed possible implementation plans for radical changes to the college and university sectors.

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Ontario Students Ready to Give Drummond a "D"

(5) Comments | Posted February 14, 2012 | 7:19 AM

All Ontarians recovering from a Valentine's-induced hangover (and those of us who aren't) have a compelling reason to haul themselves out of bed tomorrow morning. The much-anticipated budget report of Don Drummond will be released and the fruit of a $1,500-per-day pay cheque will recommend what to...

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McGuinty's Bait-and-Switch on Lowering College Tuition Fees

(9) Comments | Posted February 2, 2012 | 1:21 PM

If you were in government and found $430 million, how would you spend it?

I would use it to make education less expensive by reducing tuition fees.

During the Ontario election, Dalton McGuinty had the same idea. He promised to use $430 million to reduce tuition fees....

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