Rethinking Baird

January 17, 2014

  The political arena is a public relations free-for-all. In a realm notorious for slinging more than mud, it is hard to recognize philosophers from sophists, heroes from hell-raisers and fast-talkers with hidden agendas. Still, if you hold your nose… Continue Reading

The anatomy of the NDP’s failure

November 15, 2013

Just how bad was the Dexter NDP’s early-October defeat? Collapse may be too weak a word. Forget the office they lost, or the drop to third-party status. Forget the nearly 20 per cent of the electorate who turned away from… Continue Reading

Q&A with Elizabeth May

September 26, 2013

Elizabeth May, leader of the federal Green party and lifetime environmental activist, was on campus earlier this month. She was a panelist at ‘The Afterparty: A Discussion on the Future of Parliamentary Democracy in Canada’ and a guest speaker at… Continue Reading

Pundits make politics cool

November 09, 2012

Wondering what you’ll do with your life after graduation? Some alumni have come up with a surprising answer: cover student politics. Punditry.ca is the unofficial home of Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) gossip and political intrigue. The website draws contributors from… Continue Reading

The modern left

March 09, 2012

What do the American anti-war movement, Occupy Wall Street, the sexual liberation movement, unions and an endangered semi-aquatic mammal from Australia all have in common? The Platypus Affiliated Society at Dalhousie has been organizing events for the past six months,… Continue Reading

Dal student for mayor

January 27, 2012

Matthew Worona’s mayoral campaign is an oddity, and not just because of his youth. The second-year Dalhousie student says he will not be accepting donations from unions or corporations to fund his campaign. In making that decision he sets himself… Continue Reading

The Chilean student movement comes to Halifax

January 19, 2012

This Wednesday, in the build-up to its national day of action on Feb. 1, the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) brought a special speaker to Halifax. Valentina Latorre, 21, is the vice-president of the Student Federation of the Pontifical Catholic… Continue Reading

The Dawgfather tackles city council

September 30, 2011

Local vendor and human rights activist weighs in on the rights of students   The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines democracy as: “a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through… Continue Reading

Landmark US election: quiet victory for queer community

November 12, 2010

By Gwyneth Dunsford, Opinions Contributor   Liz Malette is interested in politics. But the transgender teen from Eastern Passage has had few role models in civic life until this week. On Nov. 2, Victoria Kowlakowski became the first transgender judge… Continue Reading

Tired of waiting

November 01, 2010

By David Bush, Opinions Contributor   Is the movement of social movements really working? While there is no doubt that some social movements have exploded with activity in the last bunch of years, I feel it is fair to state… Continue Reading

Megan Leslie says most MPs think campus talks are waste of time

October 22, 2010

By Samantha Durnford, Assistant News Editor   Megan Leslie says members of parliament don’t waste their time on campus because people under 30 don’t vote. She says there’s something wrong with this picture. Leslie visited Dalhousie on Tuesday to discuss… Continue Reading

Megan Leslie says you count

February 25, 2010

By Scott Beed, Staff Contributor New Democrat MP Megan Leslie is using her time off from the House of Commons to re-connect with her riding this week. On Feb. 9, Leslie talked to a group of 30 students and community… Continue Reading

MLAs discuss Sable Island, environment at Dal

February 13, 2010

By Scott Beed, Staff Contributor Sable Island may be a federally- and provincially-protected wilderness area, but some of the province’s more eco-savvy politicians argue more needs to be done. Dalhousie University hosted an environmental panel last Monday. It was the same… Continue Reading