Posts Categorized: Opinions

Penny thoughts and loose education-change

“Change” has to be the most romanticized word used by organizations of all kinds. Many preach the importance of relevant progression, yet few “leaders” actually lead by example. How many times have you heard the phrase “change is good”? The education system loves to toot its own horn when telling students to lead and “change… Read more »

Would you cheat for a Klondike bar?

I cheat. You cheat. A-Rod cheats. Even once-thought squeaky clean poster boy Tiger Woods cheats. We all cheat — to varying degrees, of course. By cheating, I don’t strictly mean infidelity. (Although, according to a survey by Forum Poll market research firm conducted in 2012, 12 per cent of Canadians over the age of 18… 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 »

Homeless man wants to know where he belongs

As recounted to downtown Victoria worker Ashley Mollison, member of the Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group (VIPIRG) Yesterday, I went to the police station to figure out where I belong. A few days ago, all my gear for living and sleeping was confiscated from the park on Chambers Street in Fernwood. The police told… Read more »

The battle of cultures

Canada is a tapestry of different ethnicities and cultures. Our immigration policy has given people all over the world a chance to experience life in a developed country. And boy is the life here wonderful.