Nov. 11, 2009

“There’s no place for opinion in newscasts.”
–Journalist Henry Champ, speaking about how news should be delivered.

“It’s somewhat an environmental issue the way drowning is a water issue.”
–Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada, on the need to lower green house gas emissions.

“Feminism to me, made me see that those problems that I had thought of as personal problems were really social problems.”
–Social activist Margaret Randell, explaining what embracing feminism did for her

“Did you say ‘Up the Wing-Wang?”
–CBC Radio personality Jonathan Goldstien, responding to a question asked by a UW student at the Wilfrid Laurier University Student Publications’ PULSE journalism conference

“Being born in Canada is like winning the lottery.”
–Cathy McLellan, Kitchener-Waterloo green party representative, on the importance of international aid. 

“Long gone are the days that we can ignore what’s going on in other parts of the world.”
–Andrew Telegdi, former liberal MP for Kitchener-Waterloo, regarding the importance of Canada’s role in the international community. 

“It was just a matter of constantly jumping through hoops trying to figure out how to get through our day without being shut down. It was just crazy, I can’t believe we were able to pull it off, I really can’t.”
–Canadian filmmaker Ruba Nadda, who became the first North American to make an entire movie in the city of Cairo, Egypt.