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Alberta Advanced Education Minister Marlin Schmidt briefs student leaders about Bill 19 at the Legislature yesterday (Photo: Chris Schwarz, Government of Alberta).
David J. Climenhaga | Bill 19, the Act to Improve the Affordability and Accessibility of Post-Secondary Education, is no bad thing, taking reasonable steps to protect students within provincial jurisdiction.
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Athabasca University President Neil Fassina. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | When you think about the state of negotiations between Athabasca University and its Faculty Association, remember it is no longer in financial peril.
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Wildorse Leader Brian Jean with reporters. But where's Jason?
David J. Climenhaga | If anyone sees Progressive Conservative Leader Jason Kenney, please let someone responsible know. If he doesn't show up soon, his face is going to start appearing on milk cartons!
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Joyce Arthur | A video that compares abortion to the Holocaust was shown in March at a Catholic high school in Red Deer, Alberta. Yes, that's right -- women who have abortions are equivalent to genocidal Nazis.
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Screenshot of the offending anti-abortion video
David J. Climenhaga | Albertans deserve to know what opposition politicians would actually do about such situations in tax-financed schools.
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Michael Janz
David J. Climenhaga | Horror-stricken Catholic school trustees quickly responded to Edmonton Public School Board Chair Michael Janz's call for optional Catholic programs in public schools.
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David J. Climenhaga | Apparently Ted Byfield, crusading far-right journalist, and David Eggen, Alberta education minister, only agree on one thing: How to pronounce Eggen.
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Neil Fassina
David J. Climenhaga | Neil Fassina started work in his new role as president of Athabasca University this week. He’s already got a controversy to deal with.
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David Eggen
David J. Climenhaga | When the inquiry fails, can we just get on with defunding those schools, please?
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Charles Weasel Head
David J. Climenhaga | New appointments may signal beginning of overhaul for the financially troubled institution.
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Athabasca University
David J. Climenhaga | If the government of Alberta wants a university that allows students to complete their degrees via distance education, it's going to have to pay for it.