Posts By: Martlet Staff

Editorial: Obama offers Canada environmental wakeup

Last month, Prime Minister Stephen Harper sent a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama, hoping to team up on an oil industry environmental strategy. Obama replied that he would only approve the Keystone XL pipeline project if Canada reduces its oilsands greenhouse gas emissions. Essentially, the U.S. told Canada it needs to clean up its… Read more »

Editorial: Crosswalk woes

Students rush to school by various modes of transportation, including driving, cycling, walking and, of course, busing. Those new to UVic may notice the frequent holdups due to congestion consisting of both cars and people—a daily event on campus. While there’s no preventing thousands of students walking across campus, or other traffic, the Martlet staff… Read more »

Editorial: Sealed government records compromise the right to know

On Sept. 28, International Right to Know Day will be celebrated in 40 countries around the world. Its purpose is to “raise awareness of an individual’s right to access government information, while promoting freedom of information as essential to both democracy and good governance.” Governments shouldn’t withhold information from their people unless the people are informed enough… Read more »

Editorial: This year’s review revue

It’s easy to forget sometimes that our school is 110 years old (if you count the Victoria College years), and with issues of the Martlet dating back to 1948, there are a lot of memories to pore over.