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Alberta’s fiscal plan 2020-23

On Feb. 27, the United Conservative Party (UCP) released its second budget. This budget cuts operating funds to universities by 6.3 per cent, from $5.47 million to $5.13 million, which can be found on page 130 and 212 of the

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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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Partisan politics are not for students’ associations

If you attend a post-secondary institution in Canada, odds are you’re a member of a students’ association or its equivalent. Students’ associations are organizations that operate within a university (but separate from its administration) and lobby the university and external

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Changing politics in Alberta

Thomas Lukaszuk, former deputy premier of Alberta and former Progressive Conservative MLA for the Edmonton-Castle Downs constituency, discussed changes in Alberta politics at MacEwan University on Feb. 1. Lukaszuk held public office from 2001 until he was voted out in

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Unrealistic expectations

“Honest politician” is an oxymoron. During the election, hopes are high and candidates are optimistic about the future, so they make promises that are sometimes difficult to keep. Rachel Notley’s optimism won over voters in the 2015 election, but the

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