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Category: Politics


Cutting the post-secondary budget during the pandemic

On Feb. 25, the President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Finance, Travis Toews announced the details of the 2021 provincial budget. The new budget includes a reduction in funding to post-secondary institutions. The budget towards post-secondary education is

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Saving Alberta parks

When the Alberta government released its budget on Feb. 28, 2020, it included a reduction in provincial parks funding. This was the second cut in approximately six months, with parks experiencing cuts of 9.7 per cent in the fall 2019

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Out of the cold

Roughly 2,000 Edmontonians are currently homeless, according to an online media release from Mayor Don Iveson on Oct. 10. In the same media release, City Council said that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this number has been growing in Edmonton.

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Universal Basic Income

Universal basic income (UBI) is certainly not a new idea, but it is an increasingly popular one. The concept can be traced back as far as the 16th century though it has never gained enough ground to push governments enough

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Trickle-down theory works exactly as it is meant to

The United Nations found the United States to regularly be in violation of the Convention against Torture in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, using it to extract information from detainees, even though psychologists have known for decades that,

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What’s a city to do?

Edmonton City Council joined a number of other Canadian municipalities on Aug. 27 of this year by voting in favour of declaring that the dangers of climate change constitute an emergency. The motion was passed with 10 councillors in favour

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The Alberta provincial election

The 2019 Alberta provincial election is coming up and deciding on who to vote for can be a stressful task. Most large news outlets have a political leaning and it can be difficult to determine what aspects of the election

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