Thirteen Reasons Why Our Children Should Stay In School

Thirteen Reasons Why Our Children Should Stay In School
Category: Commentary

One of the most heartbreaking trends, observe our Filipino service providers and youth workers in Canada, is how our youth, especially children of new immigrants in the last 10 years, are no longer encouraged or pushed by their parents and elders to continue their schooling beyond high school, or even to finish high school.

Explaining Climate Change, an Urgent Concern

Explaining Climate Change, an Urgent Concern
Category: Commentary

Global warming isn't a prediction. It is happening. - James Hansen.One of the most pressing problems that confront the world right now is the rising temperature of the oceans monitored by scientists over the years. Because water constitutes more than 70 percent of the earth and more than 90 percent of water is found in oceans, this phenomenon has caused scientists and responsible leaders of many nations to worry about the reality of global warming or climate change.

A Call for Canada’s MLAs and MPs to Adopt a Universal Tuition-Free Higher Education

A Call for Canada’s MLAs and MPs to Adopt a Universal Tuition-Free Higher Education
Category: Commentary

The effects of the mid1980s neoliberal policy of privatizing social services such as higher or postsecondary education have been widely felt in North America, specifically Canada. A.k.a. Reaganism or Thatcherism, this policy that some provincial premiers like Alberta’s Ralph Klein implemented in the early 1990s continues to widen the gap between the haves and the have-nots, with the latter revealing many indices and faces of poverty not measured solely by low income (see Canadian Poverty Line).