The main criticism against section 276 of the criminal code, the rape-shield law, is that it supposedly hinders an individual from gaining information for full answer and defence in pretrial by preventing the accused from asking questions about a woman’s sexual history as outlined in sections 7 and 11 of the Canadian Charter of Rights… Continue reading Rape shield: Investigating section 276
For most U of C students who have only gone as far into rez as the DC (dining centre), rez life still remains a "concept." Here’s a sneak preview of what goes on after the last lesson of the day.Living in rez, especially in Kananaskis and Rundle Halls, or "Trad," is like living in a… Continue reading If you think your family’s dysfunctional, try rez
Did you hear some funny noises last week? It could have been the sound of local newspaper columnists honing their agendas and sharpening their axes for the five-week federal election grind. That sloppy slurping noise might have been the editors and publishers of the two local papers festooning the corporate altar with monsoon kisses. That… Continue reading Hot off the presses: Media biased
MacEwan Hall expansion has closely resembled the Canada Pension Plan over the last five years as something we keep paying into but for which we don’t expect a return. Well, those green fences aren’t up to keep us in; believe it or not, the official Mac Hall groundbreaking took place on Oct. 26. Look up.… Continue reading Why pigs fly: an expansion story
I hate people who can’t argue.As far as I’m concerned, arguing is a healthy pastime everyone should indulge in. Having said that, I also believe there are a few prerequisites to be met if one wishes to air one’s views in intelligent company, the first and foremost that one knows what they are talking about.I… Continue reading What’s your point?
Editors, the Gauntlet, Re: "War is not the answer," Oct. 12, 2000 Lawrence Bailey characterized Israel’s response to the Palestinian riots as a "Zionist temper tantrum" and an act of "blind aggression" by a "terrorist state." Like many others who have limited knowledge of Middle Eastern history and politics, Bailey has been misguided by news… Continue reading Can there be peace in the middle east?