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Accommodation, Tolerance, Inclusiveness, and Patriotism

Since the beginning of an immigration open-door policy in Canada under Prime Ministers Lester Pearson and Pierre Trudeau, there has been an influx of immigrants from all around the world. Many of these immigrants, as with many others before them, came to Canada to find a better life for themselves and their families. It has … Continue reading

Strikes: What are they good for?

As CUPE 3903 members (York University’s Contract Faculty, Teaching Assistants, and Graduate Assistants) rejected the University’s offer on Tuesday, only one thing is certain: the 11-week strike will go on. More than two months have passed since the members of CUPE 3903 (Canadian Union of Public Employees) went on strike at Toronto’s York University. The … Continue reading

Iraq War, Canada, and the American deserters

It has been almost six years since the beginning of the Iraq War. Over 4,500 American, British, and other coalition troops have been killed and over one million Iraqis have lost their lives as a result of the war and the sectarian violence. It was 2003 when the Iraq War began. The initial campaign was … Continue reading

Israel, the Palestinian conflict, and the Gaza strip

The New Year has begun on a sour and bitter note. The Middle East, an area of the world notable for military conflicts and violence, has once again become a hot zone after a six month truce between Hamas — Gaza’s ruling political party and militant group, and the Israeli Government. The truce, which had … Continue reading