Posts Tagged ‘Green Party’

Casey Meijer thinks our public education system is broken

The government already pays for mandatory schooling from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Shouldn’t they do the same for at least a bit of university education? Casey Meijer, candidate for the Halifax-Chebucto Green Party, thinks so. “Honestly, I think the biggest issue is debt, and the cost of university,” says Meijer “There’s a secondary issue in…

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Martin Willison says education funding is unsustainable

Martin Willison is a retired Dalhousie professor who has concerns with the state of university education today. The biggest problem is, “undoubtedly the price of tuition and student debt,” says Willison. For Willison, the way to fix that is free tuition for NSCC, reduction in university tuition, and to “develop a program whereby university or…

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Election candidates at Dal

The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) hosted a debate Sept. 30 among candidates from two heavily student-populated ridings, Halifax Chebucto and Halifax Citadel-Sable Island, leading up to the Oct. 8 provincial election. At least one candidate from each of the four provincial parties was present. Despite the student-centred topics, the crowd was diverse, with elementary aged…

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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 Afterparty: A Discussion on the Future of Parliamentary Democracy in Canada’ and a guest speaker at the Stand Up for Science rally. The Dal law school graduate sat down with her…

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