Editorials Archive: 2006

Moviegoers should vote with their feet

Karla, a film re-enactment of the unspeakable crimes committed by Karla Homolka and her husband Paul Bernardo, opens in theatres today, starring That ’70s Show actress Laura Prepon. The film’s release of the film was postponed until January, and it was removed from the Montreal World Film Festival after its screening encountered considerable public opposition.Continue...

Negative campaign, uninspired voters

This federal election was mired with negative ad campaigns and a lot of name-calling. Many voters are still undecided, indicating the state of limbo the country is in and perhaps the closeness of the race.Continue...

Maclean’s misrepresents youths’ civic interest

The Jan. 16 issue of Maclean’s contains an article titled “Stop him before he votes” with a puzzling photo of a young man sporting sunglasses and holding a peeled banana. The authors of the article present the notion that 18-year-olds are “too immature to vote,” and take it a step further in suggesting that the voting age should be raised to 21.Continue...

Need for sustainability coordinator unclear

At AMS Assembly on Thursday night, John Manning, the AMS Earth Centre Committee Chair, presented a proposal for the creation of an Environmental Sustainability Coordinator.Continue...

Squeam and shout

Having a doctor tell me five days before Christmas that I had ulcerative colitis wasn’t as bad as having to drink a solution 24 hours before my first colonoscopy that tasted like the dregs of a diesel truck’s oil filter.Continue...

Tides of the campaign are changing

Monday night’s final English debate was the stage for a change in the direction of the election campaign. Stephen Harper appeared more poised and calm than he has ever been, leaving Paul Martin and the other leaders taking aim anywhere possible. Harper behaved more like a prime minister than an angry and disgruntled opposition leader.Continue...

SUNY a cloud over Hitchcock and Queen’s

In December, Principal Hitchcock forwarded to all students a letter that she had sent to the Board of Trustees. This letter was in response to an article published in the Albany Times Union concerning her actions at her previous post at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany.Continue...

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