Opinions Archive: 2006

Let’s talk about what deregulation really means

Make no mistake, I am opposed to deregulation. The AMS is also opposed to deregulation—in fact, they are constitutionally mandated to oppose deregulation.Continue...

Letters to the Editors

I would like to express my disgust with the administration’s style of engagement in regard to last week’s forum on tuition and accessibility. When asked why the University’s budget is presented at a broad level in the annual report, Vice-Principal Andrew Simpson said the circulation of funds, a third of which come from students’ tuition, is too complicated and complex to present at a more local level. I find this rhetoric to be very insulting to the intelligence of the student body. We can decide for ourselves if such a budget is too “complicated and complex.”Continue...

Conservative minority a welcome change

One of my favourite episodes of South Park is the one where the elementary school has an election to vote on a new school mascot. This being South Park , of course, the two competing candidates are a giant douche and a turd sandwich.Continue...

Letters to the Editors

I found it rather disappointing that of all the developments in student politics these days, the one thing you found it worthwhile to criticize was the eminently reasonable proposal to create an AMS sustainability coordinator. Not only does the creation of this position make sense, it is long overdue.Continue...

Some friendly advice to AMS exec candidates

It’s January, and that means it’s time again for the annual AMS Executive vetting, where teams of candidates will try to sell you on their merits for the privilege of assuming the ninth through eleventh highest paying jobs in our student union.Continue...

Letters to the Editors

I was impressed with the attention given to the environment and sustainability in your Jan. 17 issue of the Queen’s Journal . As a Queen’s alumnus (ArtSci ’85), a professional advisor on the “greening” of the new Queen’s Centre, and now a deputy leader of the Green party and candidate in Ottawa Centre, I am pleased to see these important issues being seriously researched and debated in the Journal and on campus generally.Continue...

Choosing the next federal government

One consequence of this extra-long winter campaign is that Canadians have been blessed, or perhaps cursed, with even more time to absorb the conflicting viewpoints of our political leaders.Continue...

Letters to the Editors

On Jan. 14 my friend and I took time away from studying to brave snow, wind, and freezing temperatures to canvass part of the Ghetto for local NDP candidate Rob Hutchison. Several people we spoke to asked to have an NDP sign displayed on their frozen lawn. In total, we placed over a dozen signs over two streets in the heart of the Ghetto. The next day I was disappointed to see that many of the signs we installed were removed and/or vandalized—and even more upset that [it seemed] only NDP signs were affected. More tolerance and respect please.Continue...

On Jan. 23 vote anything ... except Liberal

What would you think of a boss who stole company funds, cut benefits for higher profits, and consistently went back on his word?Continue...

Letters to the Editors

You may sense that I am a little angry as I write this letter. Well I have good reason for being angry. This evening my daughter received word that her rented home in Kingston has been on the latest list of break-ins. This means that she has to interrupt her Christmas vacation to return to Kingston to survey the damage.Continue...

No boys allowed: a female-friendly weight room

As a student who regularly makes it to the gym about five to six times a week, my issues with the PEC are more than just the ancient equipment and the time constraints. My main concern lies with the “politics” of the weight room.Continue...

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