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What should students expect from marijuana legalization?

June 6, 2017 — The Alberta New Democratic Party launched an online survey last week asking for the province’s opinion on how marijuana legalization should look. It’s a long but extensive survey, focusing on topics like legal age and public consumption. The federal government plans to legalize recreational marijuana by July 1, 2018. However, provinces…

Vacancies delegitimize student politics

May 23, 2017 — Another position in the Students’ Union is vacant after senate representative Julie Le resigned on May 18 to attend medical school. Congratulations aside, Le knew it was likely she would not be able to fulfill her role if elected, and this marks the second time in less than a year that…

On-call shifts exploit student workers

By Jesse Stilwell, April 27 2017 — Most post-secondary students have to balance a part-time job with school to manage their finances. These jobs give students valuable experiences and skills, but in Alberta, protection from unfair workplace practices for part-time workers in the customer service industry is lacking — specifically in retail and food service…

Financial literacy important for students

By Frank Finley, April 27 2017 —  While it may be tempting to spend your student loans at Club Monaco or on bulldogs from Julio’s Barrio, it’s not always the wisest investment. Financial literacy is important at all stages of life, but many young Canadians are unfamiliar with basic financial and economic concepts. Students graduating from…

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