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August 19, 2012 Canadian News

Three ways Quebec can freeze tuition without raising taxes

What the media isn't telling you about government spending in Quebec

March 30, 2012 Canadian News

Red Squares Sweep Montreal

Hundreds of thousands took to the streets to protest tuition hikes in Quebec

March 9, 2012 Canadian News

Closed to the Community but Open for Business

Botched Sale of St. Pat's-Alexandra School a Provincial Trend

February 24, 2012 Media Analysis

CBC misrepresenting Quebec student strike?

Coverage of yesterday's demo leaves more questions than answers

November 25, 2011 Labour

Outsourcing Community

Divisions of class and labour on King’s College University campus

August 5, 2011 Labour

SFU Student Government Moves to Displace Progressive Groups

PIRG faces eviction, lockout targets campus orgs, union workers

July 19, 2011 Features

Descartes Without Debt

Course teaches great books free of charge

March 28, 2011 Health

Sex at School

Sex education in Quebec

January 26, 2011 Arts

Figuring Out Fair Use

As Canada updates its copyright laws, a new clause is stirring debate among creators

January 10, 2011 Features

Canada's Debt-ucation Province

Students in Nova Scotia fear skyrocketing tuition fees

September 8, 2010 Accounts

Solidarities of Resistance: Liberation from Education

Reflections on education, colonization, and freedom

May 7, 2010 Original Peoples

First Nations Students Live In University

Protest funding cuts that will lead to school's death

March 5, 2010 Canadian News

More Northern BC Schools Set to Close as Olympic Budget Balloons

Billions spent on Games recuperated from rural education system

December 14, 2009 Weblog:

Kichesipirini Algonquin First Nation Applauds AFN Bravado

Kichesipirini Algonquin First Nation Applauds AFN Bravado in Asserting Inherent Rights

December 13, 2009

Leadership of the Kichesipirini Algonquin First Nation were very encouraged by the emerging consensus amongst First Nation representatives to have independent access to educational and legal advise that would assist them in furthering their inherent and inalienable rights as the descendents of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada.

Representatives of the Kichesipirini community were particularly impressed with this heightened resolve amongst Canada’s Indigenous Peoples since the Kichesipirini has been using its unique position as still sovereign and traditional government not having signed a Treaty or come under domestic policy to actively promoting these very rights at the international level on behalf of Indigenous Peoples supporting emerging Canadian nationality and full independence.

Relying on the numerous conflicts of interests and historical misinformation entrenched within the existing land claim negotiations process the Kichesipirini community has been refusing all inducements to corruption, collusion or forced collaboration consistent with the existing policy, insisting instead that there need be developed appropriate third party adjunction at the international level for negotiation if there is to be certainty and the perception of justice.

To further such necessary institutional developments the Kichesipirini has used its inherent title and jurisdiction to responsibly present a caution against certain held property advertised for sale within unceded territory for the establishment of The Pimadiziwin Centre, a proposed Kichesipirini Kichi Sibi Anishnabe Community Centre and Independent Institute of International Indigenous Justice Studies.

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September 18, 2009 Canadian News

Military Ties at Dalhousie's Centre for Foreign Policy Studies

Is academic integrity at Halifax’s largest university compromised by funding from the military?

May 31, 2008 Features

Contemporary Currents of Quebec’s Student Movement

An interview with Sophie Schoen of L'Association pour une Solidarité Syndicale Étudiante (ASSÉ)

February 12, 2008 Weblog:

Haiti: SOS Education

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If you have twenty extra dollars or more, you could help 31 children in Haiti’s second city, Cap Haitian, finish their school year. Let me explain. I recently completed my third trip to Haiti as an independent journalist investigating the ongoing impact of the US-France-Canada coup d’état of 2004. It is no exaggeration to say that this event and the policies which followed have left 8 million people in a desperate state. When I was introduced to Madame Bwa, a key community activist in the poorest community of Haiti’s second city, Cap Haitian, I was faced with a startling sight: 26 young people, aged 4 to 18 who had all been sent home from school in the previous 2 weeks because their families couldn’t afford their children’s basic school fees. Madame Bwa informed me that there were five more, bringing the total to 31, but that they were not present that day.

I have maintained close contact with Madame Bwa since returning to Canada. She has done the math, and says that she needs $650 to pay the school fees for all of these children so they can finish the year. This is the current reality in Haiti. The state has been crippled by the last two coup d’états and is unable to subsidize anyone’s education. People are left to themselves in a society where unemployment sits at 70%. 96% of Haitian children never finish high school because of poverty. Your donation will not solved Haiti’s economic crisis. It will however ensure that 31 young people finish the 2008 school year. If you have some extra money, please contribute.

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January 7, 2008 Weblog:

The Humanities Are Unjustifiable, Ergo, the Humanities are Justified

Stanley Fish: Will the Humanities Save Us?

To the question “of what use are the humanities?”, the only honest answer is none whatsoever. And it is an answer that brings honor to its subject. Justification, after all, confers value on an activity from a perspective outside its performance. An activity that cannot be justified is an activity that refuses to regard itself as instrumental to some larger good. The humanities are their own good. There is nothing more to say, and anything that is said – even when it takes the form of Kronman’s inspiring cadences – diminishes the object of its supposed praise.

April 26, 2007 Arts

Growing Up Backstage

An unconventional upbringing

April 16, 2007 Weblog:

Seeking info on Quebec Government involvement in Haitian education

Can anyone have info or links regarding the Quebec Government's involvement in education in Haiti? darren.e@sympatico.ca

April 25, 2006 Opinion

ReFraser The Question

York2_fp.jpgAnna Kirkpatrick questions the ideology behind the Fraser Institute's Annual School Ranking.

The Flip Side of the Fraser Institute's Annual School Ranking

November 16, 2005 Accounts

The Project of a New Canadian University Begins...

ArundelGroup44_fp.jpgWilma van der Veen attends a founding meeting for a new university in Canada.

What would a university based on principles of ecology and social justice look like?

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