Saturday, December 10, 2022

Letter to the Editor: SRC President’s response to interview

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The following article was submitted to the Editor-in-Chief by Student Representative Council President, Devin Debly in response to the Baron's interview with him that was published last week. Hello, thank you for accepting and taking the time to acknowledge my response to the article...

Twenty hour work week limitation lifted for international students to help address labour shortage

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On October 7, 2022, Sean Fraser, the Federal Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced the temporary lifting of the 20-hour-per-week cap on the number of hours eligible post-secondary students are allowed to work off-campus while class is in session. Due to economic growth...

Dominic Cardy Resigns as Minister of Education

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On October 13, 2022, minister for education and early childhood development, Dominic Cardy announced he was stepping down from the position which he has held for four years. In his Twitter announcement, Cardy notes that he looks forward to continuing his role as a Progressive...

Op-Ed: Let’s talk about trickle down taxation

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Things aren’t great in New Brunswick. I’m sure many of you are feeling the stress of rising inflation, gas prices, housing costs, groceries, and the list could probably stretch to exceed the intended length of this article. The simple fact of life currently, is...

Op-Ed: the silent housing crisis in Saint John

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This article was written in collaboration with UNBSJ student, Cassandra Evans-Ketch. The Baron was given permission to publish names and addresses by the interviewee. Housing has been a hot topic in Canada, particularly in New Brunswick, for as long as I can remember. It has...

GNB waivers costs of UTI and birth control prescriptions

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Have you ever had a urinary tract infection (UTI) and been unable to be seen by a health care provider for days or weeks? Have you ever needed birth control and not had the resources to obtain it? You are not alone if you have...

OP-ED: UNBSJ students left struggling with the cancellation of the NB-EI Connect Program

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As many university students know, the Government of New Brunswick announced the cancellation of the NB-EI Connect program, without any warning, on June 23. In an email announcing the termination of this program, the Government of New Brunswick (GNB) confirmed they will no longer be...

Should youth be allowed to vote? Making the case for Vote 16 in Canada

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The following piece was submitted by Hannah Baillie who is a Public Relations student at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Any inquiries into the contents of this article can be directed to Vote 16 via email here. Every citizen of Canada...

Op Ed: International Day of Peasant Struggles: Raising the voices of the silenced

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April 17 is the International Day of Peasant Struggles. The non-profit organization La Vïa Campesina and its allies have headed the campaign to educate the Global North (formerly known as 'first world countries") on peasant struggles and commemorate those who lost their lives in the...

Op-Ed: Let’s talk about vaccine equality

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Many Canadians are tired of COVID-19 mandates and infection rates, but although our governments continually promise an end in sight, the Global South is not lucky enough to have this hope. While many Canadians and Global North nations are rolling up their sleeves to receive...