This article was written in poor taste and bad judgment.
What an excellent feature!
Thanks for highlighting the important work that CEEDAY is doing in partnership with a community in Burundi.
In his article “Making the Leap” what Jon Kornelsen neglected to mention is the burden of proof.
I would like to thank The Uniter for writing about Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) and Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA).
One of the many glaring problems with Katerina Tefft`s opinion piece entitled “Religion no basis for morality” has to do with her classification of all “religious” people into one of two categories: medieval drones motivated by “fear and superstition” and “liberal” devotees who pick and choose their beliefs based on what they find agreeable in any given holy scripture.
People are unhappy with Toews not because he spoke his mind on issues he is concerned about, but because he compared gay rights to the destruction of our society – because he advocates putting 10-year-olds in jail.
I want to commend Erin Larson for her recent valedictory address.
Congratulations to Ms. Larson and to the others who protested the granting of an honorary degree to Vic Toews.
As both an alumnus and as a current student of the University of Winnipeg, I would like to voice my full support for the statements made by Erin Larson.
As you mentioned, for those who are not generally affected by fragrances, and for those who have never had the misfortune of suffering anaphylactic shock, scent sensitivities may seem trivial.
I received my Master’s degree at the fall convocation, and I was disappointed, shocked and embarrassed during Erin Larson’s valedictory address.
I believe a university should be a place of higher learning where students are free to make their own decisions regarding political ideologies.
Erin Larson showed a complete lack of respect not only to Mr. Toews but also the entire University of Winnipeg.
When I responded to Robert McGregor’s concerns about corporate sponsors, I misappropriated his stance and maintained that he wished to prevent corporate sponsors from occupying campus space.
I always enjoy reading Nick’s articles. If we want to build the (real) progressive movement, we need to stand on the shoulders of giants like this one!
When Mr. Turenne claims that I have “no affiliation to the university” and insinuates that I am not “a real student,” he has made an ad hominem argument.
I don’t know if it was just me, but last year seemed boring as far as student politics goes.
Overall, your whole transportation/urban issues paper successfully carried out the trick of being educational while being entertaining. Well done. However, you did propagate the myth that the Panama Canal killed off Winnipeg’s last boom, almost 100 years ago. No, it was the First World War: it cut off both British investment and European immigration.
This writer appears to favour or at least legitimize a scorched-earth fiscal policy that no electoral majority would ever consider.