Category Archives: Mount Allison University

Mt. A. prof’s new book examines corporate plunder in Canada and abroad

The Canadian state was built on the violent dispossession of Indigenous Peoples and the theft of their resources… Given this reality, is it really that surprising that environmental and social harm caused by Canadian corporations abroad does not receive much … Continue reading

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‘It’s big!’ Sackville OKs support for ‘monument’ to commemorate its foundries

Sackville Town Council voted unanimously last week to contribute up to $7,000 worth of labour and materials as well as up to $15,000 in cash to support plans for a massive steel monument to commemorate the Fawcett and Enterprise Foundries and … Continue reading

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They’re baaack! Jamie Irving to head Postmedia Board of Directors

Reports that the Irvings had given up their New Brunswick newspaper empire have suddenly proven premature with the appointment of Jamie Irving as Executive Chair of the Postmedia Board of Directors. The American-owned Postmedia chain that dominates the Canadian (and … Continue reading

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Coun. Bruce Phinney hit with another round of sanctions under Sackville’s Code of Conduct

Councillor Bruce Phinney is losing two months’ pay (about $1,300) and the right to travel on behalf of the town for violating sections of council’s Code of Conduct. He will also be required to undergo “one-on-one coaching to discuss effective … Continue reading

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Commentary: Mt. A. students’ union ‘disheartened’ but understanding of secrecy surrounding the Rima Azar case

Note to readers: The following statement was issued by the Mount Allison Students’ Union (MASU)  in response to a request for comment from The New Wark Times on the secrecy surrounding the settlement of the case involving Mt. A. Psychology … Continue reading

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Commentary: Issues in Azar case too vital to cloak in secrecy

Note to readers: The following commentary concerns the circumstances surrounding the seven-month suspension without pay of Mount Allison Professor Rima Azar after students complained last year about posts on her personal blog that denied the existence of systemic racism or systemic discrimination in … Continue reading

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Backgrounder: The dismal state of New Brunswick’s right to info law

The town’s refusal to release a consultant’s report on the troubled Sackville Fire Department points to serious shortcomings in New Brunswick’s Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (RTIPPA), according to experts. They add that New Brunswick officials have too much leeway … Continue reading

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Mt. A. professor’s challenge to 7-month unpaid suspension will be heard behind closed doors

A labour arbitration board has decided to exclude journalists and members of the public from hearings into Mount Allison Psychology Professor Rima Azar’s seven month suspension without pay. “The Board met, considered the matter, and decided that the proceedings would … Continue reading

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Expert calls recommendations to raise Fundy dykes ‘disheartening’

A scientist at Mount Allison says he’s disappointed that a $700,000 study has recommended raising dykes to protect the Chignecto Isthmus from flooding without including any nature-based solutions. “It’s a little disheartening to think that we’re going to use 20th … Continue reading

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Rally-goers tell Higgs: ‘Stop messing with our hospital’

About 250 people attended a noon-time rally today to protest against cuts to services at Sackville Memorial Hospital. “We love our hospital and we love our community,” former Hospital Foundation Chair Elaine Smith told the rally. She had what she … Continue reading

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Dozens join CUPE strikers in Sackville to show solidarity & support

Students, faculty and staff from Mount Allison University joined residents from Sackville today at Main and York Streets to support CUPE public-sector workers on the 15th day of their strike. “I thought it was important for as many people in … Continue reading

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