Craig Adolphe

UMSU approves strategic plan, $64 fee increase

The University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU) has approved an omnibus motion which includes plans for several new projects, a restructuring of fees, as well as an increase to student fees of $32 per semester to pay for the projects.

Legitimate pain and antisocial media

Blue, white, and red. Over the last week my Facebook feed has been filled with profile pictures tinted in those colours. It’s not only the images, though; everyone seems to have something they want to say to address the tragedy in Paris in which roughly 130 people were killed by ISIS terrorists.

After the sands

Over the past several years discussion about Canada’s energy policy has largely centred around the Alberta tar sands, with people asking how to deal with them. For Gordon Laxer there’s a much more interesting question to answer: what comes after the sands?

Off with our head

Watching Justin Trudeau and his 30-member cabinet being sworn in earlier this month, something struck me as extremely off-putting about the whole affair: the oath Trudeau and his ministers made to our head of state, the monarch of Canada, Queen Elizabeth II.

Music students make some noise

Students from the Desautels faculty of music have approved a motion condemning recent budget cuts and calling on university administration to cancel currently planned reductions and restore funding to the faculty.

Saving the CBC

The CBC has been hobbled.
Decades of funding cuts under both the Liberal and Conservative governments and political interference through board appointments by Stephen Harper have severely hampered the national broadcaster’s ability to meet its mandate: to “provide radio and television services incorporating a wide range of programming that informs, enlightens and entertains,” according to the 1991 Broadcasting Act.