Editorials Archive: 2004

CRTC presents Al-Jazeera

Earlier this month, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) decided to allow Al-Jazeera, an Arab cable news network based in Qatar, to broadcast in Canada.Continue...

Along came Belinda ...

Last year, Aurora Ont. was so insignificant to Elections Canada that the redistribution of electoral ridings tomahawked the town straight down Yonge St. and equally divided its 43,000 inhabitants into two separate ridings.Continue...

Fixing University Ave.

Queen’s wants to give University Avenue a major facelift. The University says the portion of the road running from Clergy to Stuart streets has deteriorated in the last several decades from a combination of poor funding and heavy pedestrian and vehicular use.Continue...

Time to Grit and bare it

Six months ago, or even six weeks ago, it seemed almost unthinkable that the election result would be anything other than a Liberal majority. But last night, the Liberals managed to win only a slim minority government after several weeks of tight polls, and a palpable sense of shock that their hold on power hung in the air.Continue...

The essential trench

It has been a week since I wrote my last exam and already I have returned to my old ways. My summer job won’t really begin for another week and the idleness of each passing day has proven conducive to indulging in guilty pleasures. The other day I picked up a copy of the April issue of Flare magazine lying around the house. I only meant to peruse it, skim it, glance at a few pretty pictures. But I was eventually lured into actually reading it.Continue...

New Principal chosen

Queen’s is seen by some as being an Old Boys Club so it’s refreshing to see the University break from tradition and hire a woman for the position. Hitchcock is the first female principal in the history of Queen’s, which suggests the University is working to create a more progressive environment. That is certainly a trend that should continue.Continue...

1,000 words from Iraq

The recently released gruesome photos of American soldiers torturing and humiliating Iraqi POWs at the Abu Ghraib prison provide fresh evidence to be skeptical of the Bush Administration’s pledge to make life better for the Iraqi people.Continue...

March to redemption

The NCAA Final Four tournament is nearing completion for another year with the national championship game to be played on April 5. In the course of watching as many of the 64 games as possible, I was subjected to a set of advertisements by the NCAA regarding its student-athletes.Continue...

The good and the bad

The Journal presents its list of headline hits and misses for 2003-04.Continue...

Sibling revelry

Growing up, I regularly witnessed the torture my friends had to suffer at the hands of their brothers and sisters. I once watched my good friend’s older brother chase her up the stairs, only to drag her back down and shove his feet in her face. I heard stories of the haircuts my friends gave their younger siblings while they were sleeping.Continue...

Blood begets blood

Sheik Ahmed Yassin, the leader of the Palestinian extremist group Hamas, was a violent leader who was not conducive to a peace-making process. However, Israel’s targeted assassination of Yassin did nothing to help end the long, bloody Mideast conflict. There are both Israeli and Arab political factions that are guilty of mass atrocities against the other, and who have produced a climate where assassination seems like the only option for progress. Unfortunately, targeted assassinations are never a winning option if they continue to sow the seeds of hatred.Continue...

Freedom of Stern?

Howard Stern is very well known for being, well, Howard Stern. Stern broadcasts in a country that prides itself on freedom of speech. The U.S. has traditionally been very protective of the First Amendment right of people to publicly state their opinions, whatever those opinions may be.Continue...

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