Monthly Archives: June 2015

Low Income Earners In Canada – The Minimum Wage, Students, and Temp Agencies

This week, I was fortunate enough to have a great conversation with my┬áConservative Member of Parliament over democratic reform in Canada, including our thoughts on the Senate, first-past-the-post electoral reform, and youth voter engagement. On some things we agreed, although … Continue reading

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Icon and Imagination – The Medievalism of Castles

This paper was delivered at the Wilfrid Laurier University Medieval Student’s Society Colloquium this past spring, I thought I may as well throw it up on here in conjunction with a cool article about Gothic cathedrals that you can find … Continue reading

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“Historian Uses Lasers to Unlock Mysteries of Gothic Cathedral” – National Geographic

Well this is pretty nifty. Gothic architecture is probably the style most associated with the Middle Ages, and it’s always baffled me that people can talk of the “backwards Middle Ages” while seeing images like these. Absolutely extraordinary buildings. I’ve … Continue reading

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“Dismantling Democracy”: Voices-Voix Publication

Check out this informative (and terrifying) report published by the advocacy group Voices-Voix on the state of dissent in Canada. The report highlights some major failures and some outright attacks on free-speech and dissenting views in Canada, and should be … Continue reading

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Things to Read This Week, #5

Here are some of the most interesting things I could find this week, on a pretty wide variety of subjects. Sure you’ll find something to interest you! Share your own favourite links in the comments. “Academic publishers reap huge profits … Continue reading

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Protected: The Apathy and the Irony

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Stop Revering Magna Carta – NYTimes.com

Originally posted on History Chick in AZ:
“Magna Carta has everything going for it to be venerated in the United States: It is old, it is English and, because no one has actually read the text, it is easy to…

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