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Municipal governments and the issue of sovereignty

There are only two sovereign governments within Canada: the federal government and the various provincial governments. Yet, over this past year, we have seen various challenges by the third level of government to this authority.

High school sailors wanted

Opportunity often presents itself in unexpected ways. For me, opportunity came in the form of a part-time job when I was in Grade 11.

Weighing in on the historical legacy debate

Historical legacies are extremely controversial in both Canada and the U.S. these days.

Political labelling a slippery slope

It is no secret politics have become increasingly polarized; from St. Albert to Parliament Hill and beyond.

Quebec's upcoming election will bring about uncertainty in Canada

The upcoming Quebec provincial election will have Canada enter another period of uncertainty with the federal-provincial relationship of our country. Quebec politics is perhaps unique to North America.

Evisceration of the Alberta Advantage continues unencumbered

Drip, drip, drip. No, that’s not the sound of glaciers melting but instead is the disturbing noise emanating from the relentless evisceration of what once was proudly called "The Alberta Advantage.

Learning from Canada’s past a key to shaping future

All states are a product of their history, a sum of those events that have shaped them, and Canada is no different.

Time to clean up the eyesore that is highway signage

“ If you dislike / Big traffic fines / Slow down / Till you / Can read these signs / Burma-Shave” – A 1939 Burma-Shave road sign Anyone who has driven in the United States will be familiar with the six – usually red-and-white – advertising signs adve

Socialist ‘hogwash’ not a fix for country’s problems

In November, the U.S. has its “midterm” election, which features voting for some Senate seats, some governorships and all the seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

‘We don’t want to see folks defined by homelessness’

What we need to know about homelessness: They are people first. There are times when folks, who do not have a permanent, safe address, lose their individuality and identity and are grouped into the ubiquitous collection of “homeless.