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Progressive Views Column: Budget Fails Albertans

Reading Time: 2 minutesby Tristan Turner

Finance Minister Doug Horner recently released the province’s 2014 budget, a budget that will mean lacking support for services, inadequate post-secondary funding and an unsustainable debt-borrowing model that will only serve to hurt the province’s pocket book in the long term… […]

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Progressive Views Column – Trudeau Pain

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn an interview on the Feb. 23rd edition of the hit Quebec TV show ‘Tout le monde en parle’, Justin Trudeau made a controversial comment that lead to a somber apology. On the program, Justin made his comments while he was speaking about the ongoing political crisis in the Ukraine, where former President Viktor Yanukovych was recently disposed by parliamentary order and clashes between … […]

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Progressive Views Column: Political Blunder

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn federal politics, nothing is more useful to a political party then a charismatic leader. Baby kissing and handshaking are two skills that could determine your electoral success more than your platform or long-term policy goals. That being said, there is a point where people need substance behind style, and the intrepid new Liberal leader Justin Trudeau is revealing rapidly that there is little substance to be found in him… […]

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Column: Progressive Views – Idle No More

Reading Time: 3 minutesGaining momentum in early December, the “Idle No More” movement has grown to become a tremendous force in Canada’s political landscape. In Edmonton and across Canada, thousands have gathered en masse in peaceful protest to speak out against the failed relationship between the Canadian Government and Canada’s First Peoples, and to encourage the Canadian Government to meet… […]

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Column: Progressive views – Abandoning our Future

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Tristan Turner

Canada once held a sterling international reputation on seeking solutions to the issue of climate change – the defining issue of my generation. After all, in 1988 Toronto hosted the first-ever international scientific conference on climate change “Our Changing Atmosphere: Implications for Global Security”. After the conference’s proceedings, international scientists… […]