Initiation

I first skated in 1969 on a frozen slough at the mouth of the Fraser River, so far west of our nation’s capital that you could taste the brine of the Pacific on your tongue and hear Tokyo accents [...]

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Alberta Rebirth

In 1972—50 years ago this year—Alberta passed its first-ever Bill of Rights. In 1972—50 years ago this year—the Alberta government introduced its first Individual’s Rights Protection Act. In 1972—50 years ago this year—Alberta outlawed eugenics and repealed its infamous Sexual Sterilization Act. In 1972—50 years ago this year—Alberta repealed its Communal Property Act, which ...

Should Post-Secondary Education be Free?

Hugh Mackenzie The economist and research associate at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says yes. Free tuition would redress a massive intergenerational inequity created over the past 30 years. In 1990–91, average university tuition in Canada was $1,464; adjusted for inflation, that would be $2,541 in 2019–20. Today the actual average ...

Crowfoot Comes Home

Herman Yellow Old Woman was asleep in his home on the Siksika reserve east of Calgary on April 7, 2020, when the phone started ringing at 5:30 a.m. It was Alison Brown, a professor of anthropology at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. She told Yellow Old Woman that Exeter City Council ...