Tag Archives: Canada

Icons of the Past – Does Waterloo Region Need Prime Ministerial Statues?

This short post is in response to a series of opinion pieces in the Kitchener-Waterloo Record, all relating to the question of erecting statues to 22 Prime Ministers in Waterloo Region. How should we remember our past? Some in Waterloo … Continue reading

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Reclaiming the Working Class

More than 9 out of 10 Canadians self-report has belonging to the middle class. It is no wonder, then, that politicians are constantly spouting off promises to that most coveted demographic group. But when we say “middle class”, what do … Continue reading

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Things to Read This Week, #6

Sorry for the delay posting this, things have been a little hectic lately! Nonetheless, here’s some of the most interesting and informative things I’ve found on the internet lately. Also check out our latest post on how the media covers … Continue reading

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The Stories We Don’t Hear: Same Events, Different Spins

In an interconnected, digital world, we depend on the news media. They tell us what is happening beyond our own backyard, covering stories on every facet of human life from across the world. While a majority of news outlets focus … Continue reading

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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 Conservative 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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