Will the new government bring more research funding to Dal?

Assessing the possibility of campaign promises coming true on campus

November 05, 2015

Justin Trudeau was elected on the promise of change. Universities across the country are now waiting to hear which of these changes will affect them. The Liberal leader pledged to commit hundreds of million dollars to fund research all over… Continue Reading

Doctors share ways to improve health care system

Improving waiting rooms and integrating research into clinical practice were among the topics discussed at forum on innovation

November 05, 2015

  Outcomes for cancer patients could improve by at least 30 per cent if scientific research evidence were used regularly in the healthcare system, a Dalhousie professor told audience members at the Halifax Central Library on Oct. 26. “All this… Continue Reading

‘We’ve been working at this for 15 months’: an interview with Andy Fillmore

Our newly elected Member of Parliament talks about keeping students in Nova Scotia, tuition fees, and goals for a greener Halifax

October 30, 2015

  Andy Fillmore has calloused hands. Peeking out beneath a dark blue blazer and a crisp white shirt, these work-worn hands seem out of place. But the story behind them makes a bit more sense: in the months leading up… Continue Reading

Searching for a story in the nation’s capital

Chronicles of an election weekend spent in Ottawa

October 25, 2015

It’s snowing in October. Hands buried deep in my pockets, I half-jog towards Parliament, cursing the fact that Canada’s capital city also happens to be the second coldest in the world. After Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, of course. Tourists move around the… Continue Reading

Supporters, pipeline protesters greet Trudeau in Halifax

A first-hand account of the Liberal leader's visit

October 18, 2015

Two young women began to shout about TransCanada’s Energy East Pipeline. They yelled about the pipeline hurting the environment, and held up a banner and wore t-shirts expressing the same sentiment. Their cries came out a few minutes after Liberal… Continue Reading

The return of Mulcair

NDP leader addresses crowd in Dartmouth

October 18, 2015

It was Oct.14, with only five days to go before the election. In last-minute attempts to secure votes, the federal leaders were visiting ridings with the closest races. Tom Mulcair, leader of the NDP, stopped in Dartmouth at a town… Continue Reading

Candidates promise help for the disabled

Federal election candidates pledge housing, employment help

October 16, 2015

  Candidates at a debate on accessibility issues highlighted their parties’ promises on housing and pledged to help more disabled people get back into the workforce. “We need to get disabled people back into the workplace so they can start… Continue Reading

“F*** ‘em,” read button on Conservative website

October 15, 2015

  Until Tuesday afternoon a page titled “The NDP doesn’t respect your faith” existed on the official website of the Conservative Party of Canada, including a button reading, “Fuck ’em”. Conservative spokeswoman Megan Murdoch, after visiting the page Tuesday, said… Continue Reading

Society profile: the Dalhousie Young Liberals

October 02, 2015

  As election day draws closer, you’ll likely see the Dalhousie Young Liberals around campus. “We are a campus club associated with Young Liberals Canada and we are here to engage students about the political process and to fight for… Continue Reading

The election comes to Halifax

Halifax candidates tackle student debt, fossil fuel divestment, Bill C-23

September 29, 2015

  The candidates for the Halifax riding sparred onstage once again yesterday evening, this time turning their attention to youth and student issues. All five candidates were present to debate: Allan Bezanson of the Marxist-Leninist Party, Irvine Carvery of the… Continue Reading

From the Archives: Political Visitors

Dalhousie has a history of hosting politicians

September 26, 2015

On September 28, the Dalhousie Student Union will be hosting an all-candidates debate on youth and student issues in the McInnes room on the second floor of the Student Union Building. You should definitely attend. To salute the brave politicians… Continue Reading

Election 2015: Platform need-to-knows

A brief summary of the four main parties’ key points

September 26, 2015

With the election coming up, you may still be asking yourself where your vote should go. To help break down the differences, let’s take a look at the bare bones of each party’s platform and see what changes they want… Continue Reading

Dal profs, former ambassador discuss the Syrian refugee crisis

Panelists agree Canadians need to do more to help

September 26, 2015

Some Background Of the four million refugees who escaped Syria this year, some making the dangerous journey to Europe, three thousand have drowned. The image of a little boy, Alan Kurdi, washed up on a beach, became an icon for… Continue Reading