Author: MC News Desk

A terrorist is a terrorist is a terrorist

Liberal promises to support veterans fallen by the wayside while agenda dominated by settling with terrorists The Prime Minister stood firm in his defense of terrorists declaring that a Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian, while promising no convicted terrorist would ever lose their Canadian citizenship. Constitutional challenges aside, his bold and passionate defense of terrorists was at the top of his ambitious legislative agenda. Bill C-6 undid many changes introduced by the former government, including dismantling the powers enabling the government to revoke the Canadian citizenship of duel citizen convicted terrorists. While Bill C-6 achieved rapid passage...

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Hard Choices, Necessary Options: Justin Trudeau’s Noble Fight for Reproductive Rights

Sixty percent of Canadians want some form of regulation or limits on abortion. Justin Trudeau believes that any limit on abortion is a limit on individual freedoms. –Kimberly Slauvre Although PM Stephen Harper prevented the abortion debate from being reopened, there is still a sense of general unease and uncertainty about the future of reproductive rights in Canada, particularly concerning a woman’s rationale for not carrying an unwanted pregnancy to full term. Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkin’s controversial tweet last week prompted conservative pundits and politicians to again kick the hornets’ nest in an effort to free the majority bent. The question...

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The Yazoo-Ottawa Connection [Revisited]

A tragic Canadian tale of unrequited love, sacrifice, and ambition (First published on February 2014) MetaCanada received a fax from Yazoo City’s Federal Correctional Complex detailing this correspondence. The sender, unknown, insinuated that there would be “more where this came from.” Of that we’re not sure. But we are sure that this tale of forbidden love and intoxicants will touch your heart. December 4, 2013 My darling Justin, It’s been weeks since I last wrote, and I have yet to hear back from you. I understand you’re very busy these days. The carnivalesque nature of politics is something I, too,...

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Letter from the Editor: Ideological Purity and the UTSU

Check your privilege, dear reader Dear Anglo-Saxons and other Colonialists, Your tyrannical reign is over. It comes as no surprise that some people would rally against progress and revolution in a futile effort to prorogue change and maintain the status quo. But it should also come as no surprise that all pinkish-grey opposition will soon be defeated with hateful rhetoric, institutional bias, and libelous aspersions. The University of Toronto’s Student Union has publicly announced their intention to restructure their board of representatives and re-purpose their role in the community. The Union, responsible for distributing and siphoning funds accumulated from...

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Zooming to the Bank: In Defense of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan

IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE LIBERAL’S PROPOSED PLAN, YOU’RE AN AGEIST Like most of my peers who grew up in the 50’s, I ignored or rebuked my elders’ suggestions to save. “A penny saved is a penny earned,” they’d babble. If only they could see me now and realize how erroneous their warnings really were. The proposed Ontario Retirement Pension Plan is a godsend, meaning that my past fifty years of selfish living and frivolous spending won’t hinder me from enjoying my golden years. My objective in life used to be fighting the man; now I’m trying to get...

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