On January 1, Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia saw the minimum wage take a drastic leap from $11.40 per hour to $14 per hour in the first installment of the rollout to ultimately increase minimum wage to a ‘living...
All women must be free to make their own choices (re: “Empowerment or sexism?” Issue 19, page 12) Dear editors, This is a response to the ‘Empowerment or sexism? Women in the rock music scene’ article from your Women’s Issues issue last...
Parkway is good for city (re: issues 0 and 2) As an active environmentalist since the first Earth Day 44 years ago, I applaud the activities of Sustainable Trent. However, I am disturbed by the one-sided and outright misinformed statement...
Of all the challenges we face, locally and globally, Canada’s Parliament seems to offer little that is relevant or original. But, oddly enough, Prime Minister Stephen Harper does make one thing clear: “legalizing drugs is not on our agenda.”...
Remembrance Day always seems to uncover the same predictable public disagreements. Should stores be allowed to play holiday music between Halloween and November 12? Is it insensitive that businesses showcase Christmas trees instead of poppies in their window displays...
Earlier this semester Trent Oxfam and the Centre for Gender and Social Justice co-hosted a panel discussion about contemporary HIV narratives, featuring Ariel O’Neil, the women’s health coordinator at PARN; and David Macmillan, a freelance sexual health educator from...
On August 9, 2018 The Guardian newspaper printed an opinion piece entitled “A PhD should be about improving society, not chasing academic kudos.” Within, Dutch researcher Julian Kirchherr argues that the academy has focused on achieving research impact and...
PRHC upcoming board meeting a chance to air concerns A member of the Peterborough Health Coalition recently mentioned that when he first came to Peterborough local people were speaking of “our hospitals” with a sense of pride and ownership. He...
We are now entering a time in Canadian society when young adults who have never been exposed to reality are deciding they are not ready to do so. This is apparent in the op-ed piece unfairly lambasting Trent Administration...
The municipal election on October 27 surprised me in its attempted outreach to post-secondary students. There were several events held on campus by various student organizations, and furthermore, there were candidates who were actively calling on and catering to the...