Kanumera Creiche discusses Canada’s Freedom Convoy as it continues to spread across the globe.
Humbled Trudeau Secures Second Term
Nick Greenwood reports on the recent reelection of Justin Trudeau and examines the fate awaiting his minority government. Prime Minister Trudeau will form a minority government after a first term marked by scandal and squandered opportunities, his majority evaporating amidst regional backlashes in Quebec and the West. His star has fallen quite considerably since the […]
Ontario Government threatens salaries of senior professors
The Ontario Government, headed by Doug Ford, has threatened to take away the salaries of senior university professors, amongst other proposals outlined in its April budget. Federal law dictates that anybody over the age of 71 must take their pension, however, Ford’s new proposals would prevent academics from collecting a salary and a pension at […]
Brexit, Northern Ireland & the DUP
Perhaps the most exhausted quotation in modern poetry is W.B Yeats: “Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold, mere anarchy is loosed upon the land”. It begins Patrick Cockburn’s book Chaos & the Caliphate. It is woven throughout Thomas Pynchon’s epic Gravity’s Rainbow, and has served title for books on madness to collections of wildlife […]
NAFTA negotiations set to begin
NAFTA, the three way trade deal between Canada, the USA, and Mexico, now covers over a trillion dollars of trade between the nations since it was signed in 1992. Talks between governments are imminent, and while massaging the arrangements to keep up with a rapidly changing global economy will streamline trade between the countries concerned […]
What do you say, Justin? A look into Canada’s Oil Industry and the Environment
Justin Trudeau is generally considered as a favoured politician worldwide. He has promoted gender equality, free speech, and overall appears to be a man of the people. In a recent visit to the University of Calgary on January 24th, Justin Trudeau held a talk that hundreds of students attended. However, their attendance was not only to partake […]
Fire at Fort McMurray – What’s happening now?
It’s been several months now since the hype surrounding the fire at Fort McMurray, and the fire itself, has died down. The fire, now known to be the costliest disaster in Canadian history1, hit worldwide news channels, spreading knowledge of this disaster across the globe. But what actually happened and why? The wildfire actually started […]
Tolerence, Trudeau, and Multiculturalism in Canada
In the weeks leading up to my four month exchange programme in Montreal, I was made aware of Canadian liberalism; Canada’s global reputation as a leading liberal country has grown hugely in the last few years. ‘Trudeaumania’ was a common talking point amongst my friends, who are thrilled with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decidedly egalitarian approach […]
Feminist Friday: Why is nobody talking about Native women?
Trigger warning: violence, sexual assault, suicide For most people, the phrase ‘Native American woman’ conjures up thoughts of Disney’s Pocahontas with the wind in her hair, staring pensively into the distance. Unfortunately, the reality of life for many Native women in the USA and Canada couldn’t be further from this quaint idea, as the hashtag […]
Gone but not forgotten: toppled tree to be recycled
In what will be a ‘re-leaf’ for many students, timber from the toppled historical Reed Hall tree will be made into a commemorative seat and table on campus. The iconic leaning Monterey pine, which was brought over from California in the 1830s and thought to be one of the original plantings in the UK, fell overnight in the […]