Tagged protest

Infighting and low attendance undermine Calgary anti-Islam rally

By Sean Willett, June 27 2017 — An anti-Islam rally at Calgary’s City Hall on June 25 was met with low attendance and a large counter-protest organized by Calgary Anti-Fascist Action (CAFA). The rally was planned by the Worldwide Coalition Against Islam (WCAI) in partnership with the Canadian Combat Coalition (CCC). Both are anti-Islamic Facebook…

Anti-Trudeau rally hosted at U of C

By Jason Herring, January 24 2017 — While thousands lined up for a town hall with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the University of Calgary on Jan. 24, an anti-Trudeau rally took place just outside. About 50 people gathered outside of the Olympic Oval to voice their displeasure with Trudeau and his government. The…

PC leadership race an opportunity for university student engagement

By Tina Shaygan, October 18 2016 — In the past, a Progressive Conservative government meant nothing good for students. Funding was cut time after time, and with Alberta’s tanking economy, it is hard to imagine post-secondary institutions escaping any cost-saving measures if the PCs were still in power. Only two years ago, the then-PC minister…

Hundreds of students protest market modifiers, “broken promises” at legislature

By Chris Adams, November 17 2014 — Around 300 students from Alberta’s five universities rallied against tuition hikes at the provincial legislature in Edmonton Monday, Nov. 18. Protesters and student union delegates met on the quad at the University of Alberta at 1:00 p.m. U of A Students’ Union vice-president external Navneet Khinda roused the…

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