Opinions

  • Editorial: Canada’s Deportation Laws Are Too Rigid

    On Sunday, Winifred Agimelen, a refugee and mother of three, was deported back to Nigeria—a country from which she was forced to flee in 2008, after being kidnapped and threatened with genital mutilation.

  • Nah’msayin?

    There’s A Reason Some Shows Are Free

    I got these free tickets to a Talib Kweli show the other day. I usually read ahead and check these concerts out on Facebook so I really know what I’m getting into. But I mean, it’s a Talib Kweli concert—what’s the worst that can happen?

  • Nah’msayin?

    McGillionaire Frosh Swarm

    As summer winds down in Montreal, autumn heralds in not only cooler temperatures, but also a restocking of youth. Students, returning to resume their studies, surge the city with a feeling of energy and beauty.

  • Editorial: Bill C-36 Fails to Meet Sex Workers’ Needs

    Last December, sex workers were led to believe Canada would finally take the necessary steps toward ensuring their safety when the Supreme Court struck down the country’s prostitution laws, deeming them unconstitutional. Although sex work was technically legal, the red tape surrounding it effectively criminalized the industry.

  • Why We Sadly Shouldn’t March with Municipal Workers on Sept. 20

    Should we support strikers who oppressed us when we were striking?

  • Editorial: Lawsuits to Keep SPVM Accountable

    If the city of Montreal can’t hold its police service accountable for its excessive use of force, hopefully our legal system can.

  • Nah’msayin?

    Ode to the Vegan BLT

    When I consumed half a litre of coffee and nearly cried into my textbooks in that strange, half-wired, half-exhausted state finals brings with it, you were there for me. Amidst a sea of vegetarian options you stood out, by virtue of your delicious wholesomeness.

  • The Two-Year St. Catherine St. Revamp

    In June, the mayor of Montreal, Denis Coderre, announced his plans to begin a massive underground reconstruction of Ste. Catherine Street. Expected to begin in 2016, 2.2 kilometres of the street, between Atwater Ave. and Bleury St., will be closed off to cars and partially to pedestrians. The construction work will take place in two phases, with the first phase expected to cost between $80-95 million.

  • Editorial: Half-Measures Won’t Lead to a Safer Concordia

    A Concordia University official dismissed a petition that called for mandatory consent workshops, going so far as asking the Centre for Gender Advocacy to take it down.

  • The Thought Police Strikes Concordia

    Assumptions Stain Kyle Arseneau Case

    The most striking element about a disqualification is the finality of it.