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The Trudeau Persona and the Media by Jay

The Trudeau Persona and the Media by Jay

If anyone caught my thirty-second appearance on “The National” last Monday, it would have seemed as if I gave a glowing review of the federal Liberals’ decision to open up their leadership election to non-members of the party. Indeed, it is a remarkable thing for a party to grant the public access to what is … Continue reading

What are your hopes and dreams for 2013?

What are your hopes and dreams for 2013?

Taryn:  “A world full of less fear and more love, and everything that encompasses.” Megan:  “Happiness, there is nothing more important, and nothing that I strive for more.” Vegas:  “I just hope I get accepted into university.” Julie:  “Wisdom – that’s for me. I need the wisdom of writing.” Gabrielle:  “A productive and creatively fulfilling … Continue reading

Why Idle No More is For Everyone

Why Idle No More is For Everyone

(Photo: Taryn Scammell, Innocent Thunder Photography) We’re at a crossroads on our planet right now. There are no two ways about it. We need change, and we need it now. Capitalism has failed the world’s people, and most of all Indigenous people. It’s caused people who happily lived in harmony with nature to lose their … Continue reading

How Old is too Old for Trick-or-Treating?

How Old is too Old for Trick-or-Treating?

Every year, teens across Canada struggle with the difficult question of whether or not they are too old to put on a wig and go shake the neighbours down for candy.   In an effort to help calm the controversy, we turned to our readers and asked:   “How old is too old for trick-or-treating? … Continue reading

Democracy & Freedom of Expression

Democracy & Freedom of Expression

Canadian Parliament building, Ottawa This month’s discussion topic is democracy and freedom of expression, or more importantly, how these two concepts connect for teens and young adults. Our columnists bring up some excellent points, not the least of which is the fact that many of them are not able to vote and therefore can’t participate … Continue reading