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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland. Image credit: Chrystia Freeland/Facebook
Chuka Ejeckam | In a conversation about policy priorities, is economic benefit the most pertinent aspect of a transformative investment in child care? Or, does it harm the broader pursuit of justice and liberation?
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The Northern Ontario School of Medicine's East Campus, part of the Faculty of Medicine at Laurentian University. Image credit: Matt Strickland/Wikimedia Commons
Joyce Green | The failure by governments to adequately support Laurentian in this moment violates the commitments we are all called to make to achieve reconciliation and measures of justice.
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Min Sook Lee | A combination of fiscal mismanagement by administration and the chronic underfunding of Ontario universities has produced the Laurentian University disaster.
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University of Alberta campus. Image credit: Janusz Sliwinski/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | In the 2021 Alberta budget, the University of Alberta's grant has been slashed by 11 per cent, or $60.1 million. Also: another tiki-torch march; former MLA Janice Sarich remembered.
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University of Alberta campus in 2013. Image: IQRemix/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | The university leadership likely concluded that lobbyist Elan MacDonald has the connections necessary to work with Premier Jason Kenney's United Conservative Party government.
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Scott Neigh | Renae Watchman, Michael Truscello and Leah Hamilton talk about the work of the Mount Royal Anti-Racism Coalition.
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Demetrios Nicolaides explains his government's plan to overhaul Alberta's post-secondary education system in a video on June 12, 2020. Image: Demetrios Nicolaides/Screenshot of Twitter video
David J. Climenhaga | Promises by highly ideological governments to enact ambitious change in institutions they have targeted as hotbeds of opposition should be viewed with some distrust.
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An RCMP cruiser on the UBC campus in 2014. Image: British Columbia Emergency Photography/Flickr
Jeff Shantz | Growing movements against police brutality raise concerns over the self-serving relationships between criminal justice agencies and post-secondary institutions.
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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks to media December 6, 2019. Image: Government of Alberta/Flickr
Duncan Cameron | In an incomprehensible attack on the foundations of an advanced society, the Kenney government has decided to slash funding to 21 post-secondary Alberta institutions.
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Canadian Federation of Students protest at Queens Park January 18 2019
Victoria Fenner | Hildah Otiena of the Ontario CFS talks about the Ontario government plans to let students opt out of fees for student activities, health plans and bus passes.
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Athabasca University campus. Photo: daryl_mitchell/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Forcing Athabasca University administrators to reach a contract their faculty can live with would serve the public interest and government's political interest. What's not to like about that?
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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.