Africa is Not a Country! ....Were the words I wanted to scream out loud while watching Blended, a romantic comedy starring Adam Sandler, in addition to addressing the other gross stereotypes and plainly racist innuendos used during the characterization of...
You’ve probably heard that Québec recently had a provincial election. You might have also heard that the province elected the Parti Québécois, a party that supports Québec sovereignty. You’ve almost certainly heard that during party leader Pauline Marois’ victory...
The uncertainty of the global economy, an increase in precarious employment induced by the mechanization of jobs, has led to the resurgence of the basic income idea. The idea first surfaced in the 1970s, although the global economy has...
To say that from the moment that Games of Thrones emerged, it was so good, everything else has been bad is akin to saying that since Trump became president, America has been broken. Neither could have broken a system...
The details of the trans-pacific partnership (TPP) were released on November 5. Initial research on the 6,194-page document suggests that the deal is more damaging than expected for Canadians. The conceit of the TPP is to better link the Americas...
I am very pleased that the opportunity has arisen for international students to tell some of their stories. As a Brit in Canada I spend time with the internationals, and the comments made about how different things are back...
On November 22, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled the National Housing Strategy to deal with what many describe as a Canadian housing crisis. NDP party leader Jagmeet Singh described the plan as “unambitious.” In an article written by the...
When Prime Minister Harper recently decided to emulate a period in American history, you can be certain it wasn’t one of the good ones. Throughout American history there have been important domestic ‘wars’ fought by American presidents on behalf of...
Past On the edge of the centre of town, an abandoned recycling factory sits at 10 Impasse Des Salines. Here over 100 migrants sleep at night and a further 300 arrive during the day to use the basic facilities and have...
The open access movement got a big boost last month as academic heavyweight Princeton University decided to keep the copyright for its researchers’ work in the public domain. Subscriptions to journals, where most academic research gets published, can cost as...