Pirates, sword fights, maidens in distress and singing? The Pirates of the Penzance, an operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan, is making its way to the University of Calgary this week thanks to the work of director Colleen Whidden, music students and members of the community. The Pirates of Penzance premiered for the first time in… Continue reading Avast! There be pirates!
With the federal election heating up, three University of Calgary students are putting themselves in the middle of the fire. Teale Phelps Bondaroff, Danielle Roberts, and Gus Gutoski are all running to become Canadian Members of Parliament in two different Calgary ridings.Bondaroff, the Students’ Union social science representative will represent the NDP in his first… Continue reading Students storm Parliament
Editor, the Gauntlet, Re: “Vote-splitting–The phenomenon that lost good seats,” Nov. 25, 2004, The myth of Greens “stealing” votes is just that: a myth. If you had dug deeper in your research, you would have noticed that the Greens do not “steal” votes from the Liberals or the NDP who actually made gains in the… Continue reading Green Party doesn’t steal
By Dale Miller
U of C Election Forum Four Federal Election candidates will face off on the North Courtyard of MacEwan Student Centre, Wednesday June 16 at 11:30 a.m.Debating will be Rob Anders, Member of Parliament for the Conservative Party, Justin Thompson from the Liberal Party, Tim Patterson from the New Democratic Party, Danielle Roberts from the Green… Continue reading Elections and anti-Anders
Two University of Calgary students have launched bids to become Members of Parliament under the Green Party banner. Danielle Roberts and Morgan DuFord, both members of the Campus Greens, will run in the upcoming federal election. Roberts, who is working toward a degree in earth science, emphasized the bid is aimed at increasing awareness for… Continue reading Students running in election
New CJSW space When last year’s operating agreement was signed it looked optimistic that a new CJSW space would be built sooner rather than later. But plans of construction hit another obstacle as the University of Calgary Students’ Union and CJSW had a disagreement about costs and communication. CJSW called for an independent audit, which… Continue reading News in handy review form
A wise man once said, “Get up, stand up; stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up; don’t give up the fight.”In the 2004 election only 60.5 per cent of Canadians voted. After the startling 2000 election when only 25 per cent of eligible 18-24 year olds voted, a report was commissioned by the… Continue reading Apathy killed the electoral process
By Emily Senger
This week’s Calgary West all-candidates forum began with the removal of a man demanding signatures on a petition to oust Calgary City Council members for not applying for the 2010 Olympics. After Campus Security removed the obscenity-shouting protestor, the debate began, and five diverse political candidates came to agreement over a major issue they wanted… Continue reading The candidates come to campus, mostly
By Dale Miller
All six Calgary West federal election candidates faced off peacefully in front of 250 spectators at the University of Calgary on Wed., June 16. Staying true to the venue, the major discussion topic was post secondary education.Candidates fielded questions from both the gallery and a panel made up of Students’ Union President Bryan West, Graduate… Continue reading An abortion of democracy?
Round 1: U of C When it comes to health-care in this province, the gloves are coming off. On Tues. Mar. 28, the U of C was home to a forum on the proposed “Third Way” health-care reforms presented by the Alberta Global Forum, which is connected to the U of C’s faculty of communication… Continue reading Plague of debates ravishes city