Freedom of the Press in Canada

Robert St. Pierre February 25th marked a day of action in Canada for press freedom and privacy activists to rally and have their voices heard by government. Chief among the issues brought to the public eye on this day were calls for a law shielding journalists from being spied upon, and a dismantling of the […]

Injustice in the University, a Role for Government?

Robert St. Pierre After being without a contract since March, University of Manitoba professors ended a three-week long strike on September 21st. The staff had hit the picket lines after negotiations over a new deal with administration hit sticking points in the shape of salary and workload conditions. The deal saw an increase in the […]

Is it Time to Scrap the Tobacco Allocation System in Ontario?

Robert St. Pierre  In my younger years, I can remember travelling with a friend of mine to a Six Nations Reserve in Ontario to make a specific purchase. My friend was an avid smoker on a tight budget, and had been tipped off about a place where he could buy a large quantity of name […]

Tackling Canadian Poverty Through A Basic Minimum Income

Robert St. Pierre Speaking to the Globe and Mail last week, Minister of Families, Children, and Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos toyed with the idea of a national basic income in Canada. The minister has already been specifically mandated to increase the guaranteed income supplement for seniors by 10 per cent, and to design and implement […]