Opinions

  • Watching the Grass Grow

    Vancouver’s Medical Marijuana Dispensaries are a Model for the Rest of Canada

    There was a time when I believed that Canada would beat the states in the race to legalize weed. Flash forward to 2015 and the world looks a whole lot stranger.

  • Who’s Right When Everyone is Wrong?

    It has come to my attention recently that people in Quebec—particularly Montreal—don’t get along very well.

  • Nah’msayin?

    The “Tall Kids” Are Taking Over

    You know the ones I mean. They were tall as children, they were tall until puberty, and then everyone else shot up over them. And then they were just average. Or worse, they were short.

  • Democratic Deficit Clouds Dreary Seventh Floor Dungeon

    Trash rolls down the empty boulevard at a pace similar to the erosion of the dilapidated buildings overlooking the hungry students queuing for the local soup kitchen. As they mingle and bond over watered-down spuds, socializing over the issues of the day, one asks oneself: why would I even vote if my vote won’t make a difference?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Editorial: Trans Rights Are Moving Too Slow For Comfort

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

  • 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.

  • 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.