Category Archives: Mount Allison University

Discovery of crashed plane in Rockport woods leads to flurry of excitement

Sackville resident Walter Read made a surprising discovery Sunday as he drove on a logging road with his daughters near his father’s house in Rockport. “When I turned the corner after I got in there a little ways, I said … Continue reading

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Critics question mining magnate’s $5 million gift to Mt. A. Fine Arts

Joan Kuyek, veteran activist, community organizer and mining critic, says she’s not surprised that Canadian gold billionaire Pierre Lassonde would want his name on Mount Allison University’s School of Fine Arts. “The mining industry has had a long history now of … Continue reading

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Anti-racism advocate cites survey to show racism exists in N.B. even though many deny it

Anti-racism campaigner Husoni Raymond is questioning why a Mount Allison University professor used him as an example to support her argument that racism doesn’t exist in New Brunswick. “NB is NOT racist,” Psychology Professor Rima Azar wrote in an online … Continue reading

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Chief Electoral Officer says threats faced by Mt. A. student voters did not violate the law

New Brunswick’s Chief Electoral Officer says she did not ask the RCMP to investigate “highly inappropriate” behaviour at the Sackville Civic Centre on the day of the September 14th provincial election because there was no indication an offence had occurred … Continue reading

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New study urges big public spenders in Atlantic Canada to buy local

A newly released study suggests that public institutions such as Mount Allison University and the Town of Sackville could generate greater wealth in Atlantic Canadian communities if they bought more of their goods and services locally. “It’s money that stays … Continue reading

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Mount Allison releases donor agreements for new Frank McKenna school

According to documents obtained by The New Wark Times, Frank McKenna’s recently announced $1 million gift to Mount Allison University will not give the former premier and TD Bank executive direct control over the school that will bear his name. Late … Continue reading

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Chief Electoral Officer says she has no authority to investigate whether laws were broken when Mt. A students were turned away from the polls on Sept. 14

New Brunswick’s Chief Electoral Officer says the investigation into why dozens of Mount Allison University students were turned away from the polls at Sackville’s Civic Centre on the day of the provincial election was strictly for internal purposes and not … Continue reading

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Mitton sharply critical of Elections NB investigation into ‘voter suppression tactics’ involving Mt. A. students

MLA Megan Mitton is criticizing the results of an investigation into the harassment, hostility, threats and intimidation dozens of Mount Allison University students faced as they tried to vote at Sackville’s Civic Centre on September 14th, the day of the … Continue reading

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Mt. A. expert says Higgs government unlikely to push hard on municipal reform

An expert on municipal government in New Brunswick says the Higgs government risks political suicide if it presses too hard on municipal reform. Geoff Martin, a politics professor at Mount Allison University, says that may be why the commitment to … Continue reading

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Frank McKenna’s $1m gift to Mt. A. stirs excitement and joy, but also concerns about secrecy

Mount Allison University held its first formal gathering in more than six months last Friday to announce the establishment of the new Frank McKenna School of Philosophy, Politics & Economics. The School, which should be up and running next year, … Continue reading

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In uncertain COVID-19 summer election, lack of Mt. A. campus voting may not change much

“Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.” —Phaedrus On that sunny October day in 2018 when a New Brunswick judge confirmed Megan Mitton’s 11-vote … Continue reading

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