Take one quick look at the campaign trail and you’ll find a smorgasbord of promises designed to attract the largest variety of voters possible. Voter apathy is a problem at all levels of government in Canada and abroad, so politicians have responded by passing out one-liners. I don’t doubt that they plan to keep these… Continue reading Just another pick-up line
Canada is multicultural in law and practice. As long as your language, culture or religious beliefs do not harm another individual, they are welcome here. Yet the province that always appears to be the exception maintains its notoriety. Parti Quebecois spokeswoman Louise Beaudoin recently stated that “multiculturalism may be a Canadian value, but it is… Continue reading Quebec multiculturalism
Campaigning has started for our next federal election and Liberal Party leader Michael Ignatieff is showing us his true colours. This spring, the opposition will probably send us to the polls by not supporting the budget being released in March by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. Currently, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has a seven point lead… Continue reading The Liberal Party needs a real plan
Many things in our society have an expiration date. Not just food and medication, but also social institutions. To have an expiration date, something must have initially had a use but past the date no longer fulfills our needs because its value is no longer present. Unions in Canada have expired. Are unions a part… Continue reading Unions have lost their purpose
It appears we need help preventing our society from going down the drain. Big Brother is back, but this time to control what we drink. The Alberta Games and Liquor Commission has banned the sale of beer with an alcohol content higher than 11.9 per cent until it can establish the effects high-alcohol beer has… Continue reading Big Brother runs the AGLC
The recent debates over retirement age in Canada and France may be of little concern to the majority of Gauntlet readers, who are likely more concerned with finishing the next of five research essays or preparing for their upcoming exams, yet the question is centred on the issue of lifestyle: do you work to live… Continue reading To retire or not to retire?
This past week, the British government initiated welfare reforms that Canada should follow. Prime Minister David Cameron, leader of the Conservative-Liberal coalition government, announced that drastic reforms will be made to the British welfare system to offset their huge deficit. Currently Britain has the third highest deficit at 12.6 per cent of its GDP– to… Continue reading Reforming the welfare system