Canada’s Northern frontier in a war of words

By Doug Horner

An oft-forgotten Northern land is now a source of contention for federal politicians. Geologists predict there are vast stores of fossil fuels beneath its seabed and this potentially resource-rich territory is under dispute. The Northwest Passage might also soon become a viable trade route between the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean. Canada has established communities living… Continue reading Canada’s Northern frontier in a war of words

Health care in need of improvement

By Morgan Haigler

As Canada’s 2008 federal election campaign moves forward, candidates are expressing a need to improve the nation’s health care systems. Independent candidate Kirk Schmidt and Liberal Party candidate Jennifer Pollock of Calgary-West agree the overall quality of health care is good, but Canada still needs to address many serious health-care issues. “There aren’t sufficient services… Continue reading Health care in need of improvement

Green research and development a common goal

By Sarelle Azuelos

Green election promises are reaching a new high this year, with all parties tackling the environmental issue in their own way. Calgary-West Liberal candidate Jennifer Pollock hopes to create an incentive for companies to buy green technology and for Canadians to retrofit their homes. “The whole platform in this election is designed to include the… Continue reading Green research and development a common goal

Alberta’s precious resource gets a second look

By Jordyn Marcellus

The tarsands and the Alberta economy are inextricably linked. The more oil dredged up from the sands, the better off our province is economically. In this federal election, many political parties are focusing on the environmental concerns that are affecting the nation, which the oil plants up north and being built in Saskatchewan affect every… Continue reading Alberta’s precious resource gets a second look

Dion unveils platform to Calgarians

By Ryan Pike

Campaigning for the federal election kicked into high gear Monday as federal Liberal leader Stephane Dion stopped in Calgary to speak. Hours after Dion’s party unveiled their full platform, entitled “Richer, Fairer, Greener: An Action Plan for the 21st Century,” Dion introduced the Liberal candidates in southern Alberta and took aim at his rivals during… Continue reading Dion unveils platform to Calgarians