Tagged Editorial

Students’ Union advocacy needs to extend beyond elections

August 2, 2017 — With less than three months until Calgarians go to the polls, election season is in full swing. That means it’s advocacy season for the University of Calgary Students’ Union. SU vice-president external Shubir Shaikh is spearheading this year’s advocacy efforts, with a strong focus placed on secondary suites, public transit and…

Alberta should cap pay for university executives

July 25, 2017 — Administrators at Alberta post-secondary institutions are rolling in the green. According to the University of Calgary’s 2016 consolidated financial statements, president Elizabeth Cannon received $943,000 during the year between her base salary, cash benefits and non-cash benefits. University of Alberta president David Turpin made $888,000 in 2016, according to the U…

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…

The stories that matter most

Every year, the outgoing editor-in-chief of the Gauntlet takes the final editorial to reflect on their year and offer up any wisdom they may have. Unlike many of my predecessors, I relish the opportunity to engage in sentimental reflection — my essay-length holiday cards are a Gauntlet staple — though I can’t guarantee any worthwhile…

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