Tag Archives: Opinion

In Defence of the Unhyphenated Canadian

At the beginning of October the Globe and Mail ran a special on the state of multiculturalism in Canada. Being a Toronto based newspaper, the stories had an urban bias and spoke more to the anxieties of the city which … Continue reading

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A Mountain Research Interlude

My name is Lauren and I am addicted to the pursuit and dissemination of information. To be more specific, historical information. This is definitely one of the healthier addictions available, but like all addictions it is expensive – especially as … Continue reading

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Is it really all about the Great Men?

Question of the Month: Does it truly come down to great men/women when getting the public – or an undergraduate class – interested in history? Continue reading

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Earth Hour

Earth Hour is a great idea. It uses a simple action – turning off the lights – to bring attention to climate change and global warming. But there is one glaring flaw in targeting lights and electricity as the symbol … Continue reading

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Not sure I want to re-read that now…

Once upon a time, back when I was a sheltered and naive undergrad, I read The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. The books were interesting; they made me think and though I did not agree with everything in … Continue reading

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Ranking the ‘Great’ PMs

Not being a political historian or very well versed in the ins and outs of Canadian prime ministers I am not in a place to offer a well supported list of the best PMs to counter the one provided by … Continue reading

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Embracing Failure as a means of Promoting Progress.

Tomorrow world leaders will gather in Copenhagen to work out a new global strategy for combating climate change.  The meeting is being billed as the new Kyoto, the solution to the climate woes of the world and the last chance … Continue reading

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