Online Only – Letter: Nuking the notion of nukes

Editor, the Gauntlet,One statement really stood out for me in the recent throne speech: “Nuclear energy is a proven technology, capable of reliable, large-scale output.” Nuclear is a “proven” waste of money as Ontario power consumers and taxpayers saddled with tens of billions of dollars worth of nuclear debt and numerous expensive reactor shutdowns can… Continue reading Online Only – Letter: Nuking the notion of nukes

Online Only – Letter: Open letter to the president of the university and the president of Campus Pro-Life

As a former graduate of the University of Calgary I am mortified in view of the action being taken against the pro-life group on campus.In 1985, my graduation year, I could not have imagined the oppressive intimidation tactics that would be used today on a group that simply aims to defend the inalienable right to… Continue reading Online Only – Letter: Open letter to the president of the university and the president of Campus Pro-Life

Letter: The thought police

Editor, the Gauntlet, Although I personally disagree with the position of the Campus Pro-Life club on the abortion issue, I also believe in this organization’s right to express its opinions on campus. The University of Calgary’s administration has gone one step too far in taking legal action against this group. Although linking abortion with genocide… Continue reading Letter: The thought police

Letter: Angry alumnus

Editor, the Gauntlet, As a once proud graduate of the University of Calgary, the events on campus have always been of the utmost interest to me. Thus, you can perhaps sympathize with my utter shock in reading a column in the Calgary Herald which reported recent actions by the university administration against their own students.… Continue reading Letter: Angry alumnus

Letter: An open letter to advanced education and technology minister Doug Horner

The Canadian Constitution Foundation takes no position on the issue of abortion, but we do take a position in support of the right of all Canadians– including university students– to express their opinions freely. Members of Campus Pro-Life at the University of Calgary have the legal right to peacefully express their views on campus, free… Continue reading Letter: An open letter to advanced education and technology minister Doug Horner

Poor marketing does not limit the right to sell

For the past five semesters, the Campus Pro-Life group has set up a display titled the Genocide Awareness Project. As the name suggests, the display compares abortion to genocide, juxtaposing graphic images from the Holocaust with terminated fetuses. The University of Calgary is concerned about violence potentially resulting from the controversial display. This year, the… Continue reading Poor marketing does not limit the right to sell

The coercion factory

May 10, 1933, on the Opernplatz in Berlin, the Nazis burnt some 20,000 books from university libraries. This horrific event occurred because the Nazis did not find the books to be in line with their beliefs. This atrocious incident prompted Albert Einstein to move to the United States and later gave reason for countries– like… Continue reading The coercion factory