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Youth should be a priority in federal, N.B. budgets

The backlash against two budgets unveiled last week, New Brunswick’s and Canada’s, has not begun in earnest, regardless of the protests on the legislature’s...

The Political Animal: Much at stake for new NDP leader

On Saturday, the NDP’s version of March Madness will reach its climax as the party selects the new leader of the Official Opposition, succeeding...

‘Online spying’ bill an attempt to extend state power

Talk of “lawful access,” the lifeless term that has dominated the last two weeks of Canadian politics, is bullshit. “Online spying” is a more accurate...

The role of the court and musings on leadership

In the U.S. last week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed a district court judgment finding California’s controversial gay marriage ban unconstitutional in...

State of the province depends on state of its youth

Change, as the premier said time after time, is coming to the way the New Brunswick government does business. It’s to come to the structure...

Breaking down the Republican candidates

The Ancient Greeks measured a fouryear period with Olympiads, celebrated with religious festivals, artistic tributes and of course, the famous athletic competitions. In the modern...
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Commentary: ‘The invisible minority’ — Navigating university from the foster care system

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