Opinions

Editorial: Trans Rights Are Moving Too Slow For Comfort

The heavily bureaucratic process involved in legally changing one’s gender is a daunting task.

  • Accessibilize Montreal Claims the STM Has an Institutionalized Culture of Ableism

    STM Policy Fails to Protect Clients with Limited Mobility, Advocacy Group Says

    Accessibilize Montreal campaigners questioned STM board members on whether the transport society had a corporate policy of ableism at an open board meeting on Wednesday night.

  • Editorial: The Sexual Assault Centre Needs More From Concordia

    Nearly a year and a half after Concordia’s Sexual Assault Resource Centre was finally established on campus, it’s lacking resources of its own.

  • “Au Revoir,” French Students

    FEUQ Voices Opposition to Increasing French Students’ Tuition

    Since 1978, an agreement between France and Quebec meant that French students pay the same tuition fees as Quebecers, as do Quebec students studying in France. However, the Couillard government has decided to renegotiate the agreement—Christine St-Pierre, the minister of international relations and La Francophonie, announced the new criteria on Feb. 12.

  • Concordia Political Science Department’s Flanagan Fuck Up

    Why Was a Widely-Discredited Academic Invited to Speak at Concordia?

    Flanagan is no stranger to controversy. In 2010, he advocated for the assassination of Julian Assange. In 2013 he was removed from his teaching post and fired as commentator for the CBC and The Globe and Mail, after comments he made regarding child pornography went viral.

  • Jaywalking Through a Misguided System

    Why We Should Contest the SPVM’s Prioritized Crackdown of Cross-Walkers

    The traffic light count-downer, along with an authoritative palm, informs you that you have five seconds to complete your traversal. As you make it across the road just as the time expires, the law apprehends you.

  • Locked on the 105

    The Night an STM Bus Driver Held Me Captive

    Well, tonight I called the cops on a bus driver. Yes. The driver of the 105, bus number 22-288, departing from Concordia’s Loyola campus, held me captive on his bus at my stop.

  • Is Quebec’s De-radicalization Centre Fit For Purpose?

    Preventative Hotline is a Shallow Solution to a Deeper Problem

    Montreal’s municipal authority has taken it upon itself to stop radicalization in its tracks, but will Mayor Denis Coderre’s radicalization “prevention centre” be able to serve its intended purpose?

  • Sacrifices of the Student Strike

    Why It’s A Counterproductive Strategy Against Austerity

    ‘Tis the season for student strikes. Whether students are driven by a “Je me souviens” nostalgia for the Maple Spring that is innate to their Québécois identities or the government’s austerity policies are weighing on their fabricated economic authority, the time has come for student associations to support or oppose a strike against austerity.

  • Editorial: Philosophy Students Vote to Censor Journalists

    The Link and The Concordian Denounce Actions at SoPhiA GA

    Yesterday evening, two journalists from the student press were called out for doing their job.

  • Growing Pains in a Growth-Stunting Family

    Living With and Leaving Behind a Narcissistic Parent

    If the expression “you’re only as sick as your secrets” could be applied to one category of people, it would most definitely be family. Since the breakdown of the classic nuclear family circa 1950s white suburbia, the meaning of that word has changed.