Posts by Politics

Rethinking Baird

By Josh Fraser • 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 …

The anatomy of the NDP’s failure

By Nathaniel Basen • 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 …

Q&A with Elizabeth May

By Kristie Smith • September 26, 2013

Q&A with Elizabeth May

Elizabeth May, leader of the federal Green party and lifetime environmental activist, was on campus earlier this month. She was a panelist at ‘The …

Pundits make politics cool

By Kristie Smith • November 9, 2012

From across the country, Punditry’s got its eye on Dal

Wondering what you’ll do with your life after graduation? Some alumni have come up with a surprising answer: cover student politics. is the unofficial …

The modern left

By Calum Agnew, News Editor • March 9, 2012

Platypus by Calum Agnew

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 …

Dal student for mayor

By Theresa Ketterling • January 27, 2012

Matthew Worona by Adele Van Wyk

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 …

The Chilean student movement comes to Halifax

By Rob Sangster-Poole • January 19, 2012

CFS – Latorre

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 …

The Dawgfather tackles city council

By Dawgfather Phd • September 30, 2011

Dawgfather. Photo by Paul Balite.

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 …

Landmark US election: quiet victory for queer community

By Dalhousie Gazette Staff • 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 …

Tired of waiting

By Dalhousie Gazette Staff • November 1, 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 …