Posts By: Martlet Staff

The rest of Canada can’t afford to be idle

By now, you’ve definitely heard of the Idle No More movement: an Indigenous-led wave of protest and demonstration in support of treaty rights and against the Conservatives’ Bill C-45. With support now growing internationally and Attawapiskat First Nation’s Chief Theresa Spence’s related hunger strike dragging on to nearly a month as of press time, the… Read more »

Editorial: BP’s payout only a drop in the ocean

In April 2010, a massive oil spill blighted the Gulf of Mexico in the wake of an explosion on the deep-sea drilling rig Deepwater Horizon. Extensive damage to marine life, coastal industry and the livelihoods of thousands of Americans characterized the Deepwater Horizon spill — the largest oil spill in United States history.

Editorial: Harper trades away Canadian rights

Man, isn’t democracy great? It’s so nice to be able to elect a prime minister who can take care of all that confusing policy and just manage the country for us. There’s no need to pay any attention to new trade agreements or anything boring like that. In Harper we trust, right?

Editorial: Don’t mess with Sesame Street

What did Big Bird ever do to you, Mitt Romney? North America has been full of fervour ever since Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s statement that he would cut funding to the United States Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), which has been around since 1970. You might remember PBS as the network that brought you such… Read more »