We caught up with Ray Murphy, the drummer for Dutch band Aestrid, for another chat. We caught up with as they just got back to Ontario for another tour and we wanted to see what they've been up to, music, and of course hockey.
If you live in Ottawa you are no doubt used to having your favourite acts skip our beautiful city on their tours, and you may have asked yourself, why? Why won't they come and play here? There isn't any single correct answer to that question. Part of it has to do with location; it also has to do with our lack of large venues, and believe it or not, we're viewed as a small market.
Well I'm back again to complain about the strike. Today is 19/11/2017 and, after six weeks, the strike has officially ended. 12,000 faculty and 500,000 students will be filling the halls at Ontario's 24 public colleges again.
If you read my previous article, you will know that I'm a student in Ontario who is unable to attend class because the profs are on strike. I briefly mentioned in the article that there is a petition for students to get a tuition refund making the rounds on the internet, and I have seen many people confused as to what the petition is all about and why students are signing it, so I decided to write out a little explanation.
I'm a student at Algonquin College's Woodroffe campus in Ottawa, Ontario, and I, along with 200,000 other full-time students, have been unable to attend class for a week. Starting at 12:01 AM on Monday, October 16, 2017, 12,000 college professors walked away from their jobs and went on strike.