Siafu.ca - Ant Tracks http://www.siafu.ca/taxonomy/term/9/0 en The Throne Read (May/June 2007) http://www.siafu.ca/story/63 <p><strong>G8 Germany: A New Wave of Dissent</strong></p> <p>After holding previous G8 meetings in remote locations, the heads of state from the eight leading industrialised countries - France, Italy, the U.K., the U.S., Canada, Japan and Germany – finally went public again, meeting in the Baltic Sea town of Heiligendamm in Germany last June 6th to 8th. </p> <p>Under the central theme of “Growth and Responsibility,” the heads of state focussed on issues of global trade and financial relations. Resources and climate change also figured high on this year’s agenda. </p> <p><a href="http://www.siafu.ca/story/63">read more</a></p> Ant Tracks Thu, 26 Jul 2007 00:25:01 -0500 Tim McSorley 63 at http://www.siafu.ca It’s enough to make you sick... http://www.siafu.ca/story/57 <p>The story of Miriam Caliguiran, who writes in issue 8's Community Focus section, is enough to make your stomach turn. A recent immigrant to Quebec employed as a domestic worker, she fell ill because of her job. After being given a week off, she returned to work to find she had been replaced. Making matters worse, as a domestic worker in Quebec, Caliguiran is not covered by the Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CSST) unless she pays the premium herself. Like many in her position, Caliguiran is a low-wage worker and is unable to afford the insurance payment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.siafu.ca/story/57">read more</a></p> Ant Tracks Wed, 18 Jul 2007 19:05:23 -0500 Tim McSorley 57 at http://www.siafu.ca Ant vs. Elephant (May/June 2007) http://www.siafu.ca/story/51 <p><strong>Ant:</strong> Rachel Engler-Stringer, 30 year old post-doc student at U d M, retired radical cheerleader</p> <p><strong>Elephant:</strong> City of Montreal</p> <p><a href="http://www.siafu.ca/story/51">read more</a></p> Ant Tracks Thu, 05 Jul 2007 09:34:26 -0500 Tim McSorley 51 at http://www.siafu.ca Words of Prey (May/June 2007) http://www.siafu.ca/story/39 <p>“Sin city,” “La Belle Ville,” and “the City of Saints” have all been used at one point or another to describe our metropolis. Now Journal de Montreal scribe Fabrice de Pierrebourg is intent on adding the sensationalist sobriquet “Montrealistan” to the top of the list.</p> <p><a href="http://www.siafu.ca/story/39">read more</a></p> Ant Tracks Tue, 05 Jun 2007 18:59:23 -0500 Sabine 39 at http://www.siafu.ca Ant vs. Elephant (March/April 2007) http://www.siafu.ca/story/19 <p>Ant: Spocko, a self-described "fifth-tier" hobby blogger who lives in San Francisco</p> <p>Elephant: Disney/ABC-owned KSFO-AM, a conservative San Francisco radio station</p> <p><a href="http://www.siafu.ca/story/19">read more</a></p> Ant Tracks Thu, 01 Mar 2007 11:24:02 -0600 Tim McSorley 19 at http://www.siafu.ca Mark Your Ballot or Eat Your Ballot? http://www.siafu.ca/story/22 <p>We asked this question to people as part of the inaugural Siafu on the Streets poll (page 4). Tongue-in-cheek to be sure, but it speaks to an important question: how much value do we place in our democratic system, and how much power do our votes really hold?</p> <p><a href="http://www.siafu.ca/story/22">read more</a></p> Ant Tracks Thu, 01 Mar 2007 10:32:15 -0600 Tim McSorley 22 at http://www.siafu.ca Words of Prey (March/April 2007) http://www.siafu.ca/story/20 <p>By Brendan K. Edwards</p> <p>Within a relatively short period of time the phrase <strong>reasonable accommodation</strong> has morphed from a political weapon wielded by minorities seeking the protection of the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms to a concept that has been hijacked by Quebec politicians who claim immigrants are manipulating society.</p> <p><a href="http://www.siafu.ca/story/20">read more</a></p> Ant Tracks Thu, 01 Mar 2007 10:21:12 -0600 Tim McSorley 20 at http://www.siafu.ca The Throne Read (March/April 2007) http://www.siafu.ca/story/15 <p><strong>Security Certificates: Unconstitutional</strong> </p> <p>On Friday, February 23, the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously ruled that security certificates, provided under Canadian anti-terrorism legislation are unconstitutional.</p> <p>A security certificate permits the government to indefinitely detain those suspected of terrorist activity without allowing the suspects to see the evidence against them. The certificates have existed for almost 30 years, but the process for obtaining them was changed drastically after Sept 11.</p> <p><a href="http://www.siafu.ca/story/15">read more</a></p> Ant Tracks Sat, 13 Jan 2007 10:57:04 -0600 Tim McSorley 15 at http://www.siafu.ca