Schools should welcome tolerance

By Phil Vorvis

The April 10, 2000 edition of the Alberta Report criticized the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation for approving "gay-straight alliances" in junior and senior high schools, citing that they are nothing more than "propaganda and indoctrination machines." A GSA is an organization that operates just like any other school club. Specifically, GSAs provide a place where… Continue reading Schools should welcome tolerance

Alliance race reveals Canuck character

By Ryan Jesperson

This weekend’s Canadian Alliance Party leadership election will not only provide voters with a better idea of who stands to give the Liberal party their most aggressive competition in the next federal election, but will make a powerful statement regarding what the Canadian public truly values in a leader.What makes this leadership race most interesting… Continue reading Alliance race reveals Canuck character

Scouts get new perspective

Scouting entered a new phase when Rover Troop 129 met for the √ěrst time on Sunday, June 18. The gay and lesbian troop cut new ground in an organization that is still coming to grips with the changing lives of men, women and children throughout the world.Scouts employ three simple principles: "Duty to God, Duty… Continue reading Scouts get new perspective

News Briefs

By Natalie Sit

Grant MacEwan dies at 97 University of Calgary students may wonder about the connection between MacEwan Hall and the former Lieutenant-Governor who died Thursday, June 15. The student centre was named after Grant MacEwan, honouring his contribution to the university. MacEwan was an adjunct professor and taught a Western Canada history course. He often did… Continue reading News Briefs

In conversation with the Major-General

By Phil Vorvis

Major-General Lewis Mackenzie (retired) convocated on Thursday with an honourary Doctor of Laws from the University of Calgary. Mackenzie was a career officer with the Canadian Forces who is recognized internationally for leading peacekeeping missions in the Balkans. The following is an excerpt from his conversation with Gauntlet reporter Phil Vorvis while on foot to… Continue reading In conversation with the Major-General

Student loan access questioned

By Roman Zakaluzny

The federal New Democratic Party warns of a crisis looming in the student loan process, but Students’ Union Vice-president External Duncan Wojtaszek says the crisis will be found in increasing student debts instead. On Monday, NDP Member of Parliament and Critic for Post-Secondary Education Libby Davies criticized the Human Resources and Development Department for not… Continue reading Student loan access questioned

Burgener challenges Anders

By Rob South

Canadian Alliance supporters in Calgary West can expect another exciting race after this weekend’s national leadership convention is over. After spending seven years as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for the provincial riding of Calgary Currie, Jocelyn Burgener has decided to challenge incumbent MP Rob Anders for the riding’s CA nomination. "I had always… Continue reading Burgener challenges Anders