Monthly Archives: September 2010

Igor and Canada

Hurricane Igor has completely devastated Newfoundland. It has washed out roads, isolated communities, and completely the way of life for many people on the Rock. How has Canada reacted to this disaster on home soil? Well, I think the best … Continue reading

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Don’t ask, don’t tell.

When it’s not ok to be gay, what do you do? The American military has used the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell laws as a way to keep openly gay men and women from serving in their military. It is now … Continue reading

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Whose North?

Ours. Russia is trying to redraw borders in the arctic due to large natural resource reserves and claims to those reserves. According to the CTV Edmonton article: “Canada, Denmark, Norway, Russia and the United States are all expected to file … Continue reading

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What do our wounded deserve?

If you ask me, our wounded deserve nothing but the best, but then again, I’m horribly biased. I was raised around the military, and spent many years playing in a military band and serving men and women in uniform at … Continue reading

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Expensive school

How accessible is education? Student loans and grant programs claim to work to make education affordable to everyone, but really, how affordable is it if you are paying it for years, sometimes over a decade later? According to an article … Continue reading

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Funds for Liberation

The liberation treatment. this treatment, which opens the blood vessels to the brain (basically,  angioplasty) is said to help deal with the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Canada feels that there is not enough research to fund the treatment here. Canadians … Continue reading

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Why torture me?

In an article on Therecord.com, CSIS, the national spy agency says it would use information obtained by torture to help in the fight against terrorism (The article). Is that right? I know it’s not uncommon for a spy agency to … Continue reading

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