Since 1984 Sharon Butala has published 21 books; her second, Queen of the Headaches, was shortlisted for the 1986 Governor General’s Award for Fiction, which was won by Margaret Atwood’s The [...]
Twenty years later, the terrorist attacks of 9/11 feel as recent as ever—at least when it comes to the wave of Islamophobia they sparked. Recent years have seen mass shootings at mosques in [...]
Unpredictable yet increasingly consistent, smoke season dominates our conversation whenever it arrives. It’s novel, and ominous, and fleeting, the perfect conversational kindling. Imagine, we [...]
Erika Shaker, the national office director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, says yes. The cost of tuition shouldn’t be an entrance fee to a decent life. Most jobs that pay a [...]
Italians first came to Alberta in the 1880s; sojourners who followed the promise of work. At that time, Canada judged Italians as unsuitable for settlement and classified them as “non-preferred [...]
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 In 1972—50 years ago this year—Alberta outlawed eugenics and repealed its infamous Sexual Sterilization Act. In 1972—50 years ago this year—Alberta repealed its Communal Property Act, which ...
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 ...
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 ...