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Federal court lands blow against construction of Trans Mountain pipeline

Federal Court of Appeal says First Nations were not adequately consulted on the project and that marine traffic was not taken into account The Federal Court of Appeal ruled today…

Reinstating census essential for Canada, says professor

The day after he was sworn in, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the long-form census would return in 2016. The long-form census was repealed by former PM Stephen Harper…

Mike O’Brien – A staffer remembers

We had just put the Martlet to bed, and were downstairs in the old Student Union Building Lounge. It was April 13, 1985, the last staff meeting of the year…

Trans rights bill ‘killed’ by gendered bathroom amendment

A bill aiming to increase protections to transgender persons has been effectively gutted by an amendment proposed by Conservative Senator Don Plett. While two amendments are considered procedural, the third…

Canadians question fairness of Fair Elections Act

Bill C-23, better known as the Fair Elections Act, was first presented to the House of Commons on Feb. 4. It comprises a 252-page document that outlines many different amendments…

The one-wheeled activist

Victoria local Joseph Boutilier has decided to embark on a five-month journey to Ottawa in order to raise awareness about climate change. The trip will include stops in small towns…

UVic-based diagnostic technology secures U.S. patent

A new diagnostic technology for identifying and targeting cancer has secured a U.S. patent, according to a press release issued by UVic in mid-February. Developed by UVic’s van Veggel Research…

Government of Canada launches innovative Holocaust remembrance and education program

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), in congruence with the National Film board of Canada (NFB), has initiated a new education program to provide Canadian educators with resources for teaching the…

CSEC: the organization most Canadians may not know about

This government agency employs over 2 000 people and has a budget of $422 million. It is housed in the most expensive building in Canadian government history—worth $1.1 billion. It has…