Canada

Doctors share ways to improve health care system

  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 scientific research is being done at home, right here in Nova Scotia – but our…

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Searching for a story in the nation’s capital

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 downtown core in gaggles, clutching cameras in their frozen hands, looking mystified at how their…

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Supporters, pipeline protesters greet Trudeau in Halifax

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 party leader Justin Trudeau began speaking to a large crowd at Halifax’s Westin Hotel on…

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The return of Mulcair

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 hall-style rally hosted by Robert Chisholm, MP and candidate for Dartmouth-Cole Harbour. It was his…

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Candidates promise help for the disabled

  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 contributing to the community,” said Thomas Trappenberg, Green Party candidate for the riding of Halifax.…

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

  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 she would confirm whether the page was actually the party’s or not, adding that fake…

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Society profile: the Dalhousie Young Liberals

  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 the Liberal cause,” says Adam Cheyne, society president. Cheyne is a third-year student studying political…

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The election comes to Halifax

  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 Conservative Party, Andy Fillmore of the Liberal Party, Megan Leslie of the NDP and Thomas…

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From the Archives: Political Visitors

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 who are about grace our campus, we’ve compiled an archives section chronicling some of the…

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