Opinions Archive: 2008

Engaging the electorate

Stephen Harper, the Toronto-born Buds fan, turned oil field working Alberta-isolationist, turned cat-loving right-of-centre centrist with a fetish for prudent fiscal conservatism.Continue...

Letters to the editors

It wasn’t my reunion year, but it was my first Homecoming since my 10th in 2001, and—even without the thorough shellacking we gave Western—a great celebration of my return to Canada after 12 years abroad.Continue...

Drugs, sex and swear words

Less than two years ago, the ‘new’ Conservative government lost its motion to reopen the same-sex marriage debate 175 to 123.Continue...

Letters to the editors

Islamophobic incidents deserve attentionContinue...

Students require moral education

Last week, the Dean of Arts and Science asked professors to read to their classes a letter expressing his deep concern about the offensive conduct of “a small group of students,” citing financial damage due to donors’ disgust, damage to additional government funding due to the negative image of the University and potential personal damage since those convicted on criminal charges face a criminal record and “culpable students face non-academic disciplinary charges from the University”—a joke since discipline is not in the hands of the University but of many of the perpetrators themselves.Continue...

Letters to the editors

When we saw The Journal yesterday, we were pleasantly surprised to see that a photograph from the 2nd Annual Educational Pow Wow made the front page.Continue...

Bemoaning student behaviour

Why is it that when some young people leave home, mostly for the first time, they behave in ways that would be unacceptable to their parents and to the community in which they have been brought up?Continue...

Letters to the editors

Look, accidents happen.Continue...

Islamophobia alive on campus

Within a week of this new school year, fellow Muslim friends and I had already experienced a couple instances of Islamophobia.Continue...

Letters to the editors

Although a great deal of that which was mentioned in the article regarding Don Rogers’ actions on behalf of Save Our Neighbourhood Action Group (SONAG) frustrated me, one issue stood out in the forefront.Continue...

What’s in a name?

The Queen’s Centre Project is currently 40 million dollars over budget and behind schedule.Continue...

Letters to the Editors

Codes of conduct do exist for professors, staff; Lamenting the loss of the “Golden” Gaels; Do have a little
perspectiveContinue...

Alienating the electorate

It came as no shock to most political observers when, acting on the advice of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the Governor General dissolved parliament and declared a Federal Election for October 14.Continue...

Letters to the Editors

Queen’s frosh week certainly did perk up this year, but not in the sense that was suggested by the editorial that appeared in Tuesday’s issue of the Journal.Continue...

Balancing duty and privilege

Queen’s University encourages within its students an understanding of, and commitment to, good citizenship. The purpose of the student Code of Conduct is to acknowledge the academic and social responsibilities associated with student membership at Queen’s University.Continue...

Letters to the Editors

It was the largest crowd ever assembled on the east hill of Fort Henry and the most organized and best behaved, largely due to the ‘well oiled’ Queen’s AMS machine and numerous student volunteers.Continue...

New code, old problems

After more than a year of preparation, Queen’s has a new Code of Non-Academic Conduct. The final version drops some of the shoddier clauses of earlier drafts— students are no longer forced to inform on their fellow classmates, for example—but problems remain.Continue...

From protest to prison

The evening before I was sentenced to six months in prison for contempt of court I e-mailed David McDonald, the head of the department of global development studies, to let him know I expected that I would be unable to finish my winter courses.Continue...

The politics of pollution

Stéphane Dion’s recently released carbon tax proposal has brought the climate change debate roaring back to Parliament Hill and has even triggered widespread public discussion.Continue...

Letters to the Edtors

The Green/Liberal Carbon Tax scheme actually does nothing for the environment, as it fails to restrain corporate polluters that can afford to pay the additional tax. In fact, these corporate polluters could increase their emissions if it would increase revenue enough to pay the additional taxes and still leave room for profit.Continue...

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