Worth a Look

Young voters have the power to own this election — if they want it

Young people often complain about being left out of the democratic process. The demographics, however, tell us they could have plenty of influence on this federal election – if they choose to assert it. Likewise, if any party manages to mobilize the youth vote, we could see a significant shift in who chooses our leaders.

Courtesy of iPolitics


Rising tuition fees across Canada highlights need for Newfoundland-style grants program

Post-secondary students going back to school this year in Newfoundland and Labrador will be the first to fully benefit from the province's new student aid provisions. Starting in the 2015-2016 academic year, Newfoundland's student loan program will be eliminated and replaced with increased grants.

Courtesy of Rabble


Youth unemployment on Harper's watch

Both opposition parties say youth have had trouble finding employment on Stephen Harper's watch. One metric to determine whether youth are getting jobs is the unemployment rate. Here is a look at Canada's overall unemployment rate and the jobless rate for youth since Harper became prime minister in 2006.

Courtesy of The Hamilton Spectator


UVic's new Telus MBA: Creeping corporatization, or just keeping up?

The creation of a Telus-specific master's degree in business administration at the University of Victoria has wound the corporatization of Canadian universities up a notch. But it has also modernized on-the-job training while bringing a public institution to "the edge of" exclusivity with private technology.

Courtesy of The Tyee


That's Jokes



Does the Canadian government need to do more to help Syrian refugees fleeing violence and repression in their country?