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Last week’s provincial budget prioritized civil society as a critical partner to improve well-being for Albertans. A Premier’s Charities Council is being proposed “to advise government on how best to assist the efforts of civil society groups in helping to make Alberta a more compassionate society, preventing and reducing increased social problems.” But what exactly […]

Written by: Dr. Alina Turner

It’s not easy being green… There is a lot of excitement in Fredericton and on campus at UNB with the election of a Green Party Member of Parliament.  Voters in the riding have signaled that addressing the climate emergency is of high importance when you consider the combined Liberal and Green party vote shares.  That […]

Written by: Herb Emery

Last week, as most North American readers will know, the Super Bowl was played in Miami with the Kansas City Chiefs beating the San Francisco 49’ers in a tight, hard fought game to win the National Football League (NFL) championship. Great, but what, (you may ask,) does this have to do with copyright, content, and […]

Written by: Hugh Stephens

Who really won the Iowa primary? Technology is a wonderful thing and the enabler to innovation and productivity but when it comes to counting ballots, no thank you. Let’s do it how we’ve done it since the Greeks developed democracy – in open and fair counts, one-by-one, by duly-accredited election officials. Why? Because it’s about […]

Written by: Colin Robertson

After months of deliberation and high-level pressure from the US, Britain has finally reached a decision on whether or not to allow Chinese technology supplier Huawei to participate in the rollout of 5G networks in the UK. In an announcement made on January 28, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that Huawei would be allowed limited […]

Written by: Hugh Stephens