Posts By: Josh Christopher

Where Canada stands on nuclear weapons

On Jan. 25, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Doomsday Clock moved ahead thirty seconds to two minutes to midnight: the closest humanity has been to extinction, by this measure, since 1953. The change is due to the worsening of the two main threats to human survival — nuclear war and climate change. While the world shudders… Read more »

Canada’s deadly role in the Yemen war

Canada exports weapons to Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia exports bloodshed and famine to Yemen Seven million people in Yemen are on the verge of famine due to a brutal war and naval blockade led by Saudi Arabia, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported in November. The blockade began in June 2015, a… Read more »

B.C. students pay tuition, Ontario students don’t

This fall, some University of Victoria students are having their tuition paid by the province — the province of Ontario. This is the inaugural semester of the Ontario Student Grant, an initiative from the Ontario government designed to help with the pressures of post-secondary funding. Ontario’s provincial government has taken the loans and other grants it provides… Read more »