More Than 2,500 Officers March Against Budget Cuts
More than half of Montreal’s police force marched to city hall on Oct. 20 to protest a $35 million cut from their budget.
Led by Montreal Police Brotherhood chairperson Yves Francoeur, about 2,500 off-duty Montreal police officers left their uniforms at home, choosing to sport their bright red Brotherhood hats and sweaters as they paraded down St. Denis Street and into Old Montreal.
Accusations of University Sanctioned Espionage Still Loom
The University of Ottawa’s administration will not be using information obtained through espionage against members of its teacher’s assistants’ union.
In January, former University of Ottawa professor Denis Rancourt released a report detailing an alleged covert surveillance operation carried out by the university’s legal counsel between 2006 and 2008. The targets mentioned in the report were Rancourt and several members of CUPE 2626, a union representing the university’s TAs.
Pros and Cons of Citizen Journalism
In 1998, Judy Rebick posted an editorial denouncing the Kosovo War on the CBC’s newly launched website.
The response Rebick’s post received sparked a revolution for media democracy in Canada. Within hours, email began pouring into her inbox from around the world. Rebick’s editorial started a conversation with readers that inspired her to create a forum for citizens to interact with media in a way that had previously been impossible.
Motion to Invite CUTV to Film CSU Meetings Fails
A motion to invite Concordia University Television to film Concordia Student Union council meetings quickly turned sour at the union’s Oct. 13 meeting.
$43 Million Project Back on the Block for November Byelection
On Nov. 24, Concordia students will vote on whether or not they want to pay a series of fee levies to fund a $43 million student centre.
At the Concordia Student Union’s Oct. 13 council meeting, a motion to introduce a referendum question asking students to pay a $0.50 per credit fee levy that would increase for four semesters until it reaches $2.50 passed through council almost unanimously.
Mayor to Build 750 Housing Units, Reduce Vagrancy Arrests
Gerald Tremblay wants to change the way Montreal deals with homelessness.
On Oct. 13, Mayor Tremblay announced plans to build 750 new housing units for the homeless by 2013.
The Rant of Pants
I am by no means a fashionable person, but can we institute some kind of informal moratorium on people wearing jogging pants in non-jogging situations?
New Shaughnessy Village Condos to Transform Neighbourhood
Young couples line up around the block. The line stretches along a steel fence on Ste. Catherine Street past a heap of rubble that used to be an Indian restaurant. Gradually, they trickle out of the warm September night into a showroom on Lambert Closse Street.
Stinger on Steroids
Why does the Stingers mascot have bulging vascular biceps? Never mind the fact that he’s a bee who has arms and wears a sweater, what I’m concerned about is the necessity for him to be absolutely ripped.
Fine Arts Co-Presidents Reach Compromise With Council
The co-presidents of the Fine Arts Student Alliance narrowly avoided being recalled to election at the alliance’s first council meeting on Oct. 4.
Fees Have Jumped as Much as 63 Per Cent Since 2009
Braving the early morning rain and cold, 25 graduate students marched outside of Concordia University’s MB Building on Sept. 30 to protest tuition hikes for international students.
Student Union says Student Run Café Coming Soon
With the expansion of the Loyola Luncheon just a few weeks away from completion, Concordia Student Union executives are looking beyond their slate’s campaign promises to develop a sustainable student run café at Loyola Campus.
McGill Students Protest the Closing of the Arch Café
McGill students are buckling down in their fight to re-open the Arch Café.
Despite Cuts, Crime and Traffic Deaths Down Since 2009
Even cops are affected by the economy.
Master Plan Against Quebec Nationalism Unveiled
Take this article as a letter of confession.
After Parti Québécois MNA Pierre Curzi discovered The Montreal Canadiens’ fiendishly clever plot to destroy Quebec nationalism, I can no longer hold in all these secrets. I feel it is my duty as a member of the city’s anglophone community to divulge what I know about the hockey club’s longstanding plan to eradicate separatism and rob Quebecers of their national identity.
Snacks in your system
I have a one-track stomach. If the threat of developing Type-2 diabetes and losing a foot weren’t so realistic, I would only ever eat sugary breakfast cereals.
Student Union’s Profit-Making Arm Makes Thousands Off ATM Transactions
The only thing keeping the Concordia Student Union’s profit-making arm in the black are fees from on-campus ATM transactions.
Development projects forcing Point St. Charles Residents to Find a New Home
Like most residents of Point St. Charles, Sue Vaughn is a tenant. She rents an apartment in the same building as her daughter and four grandchildren on Reading Street.
überculture Holds Third Annual Tea-In For Public Space
Armed with a thermos and bags of Earl Grey, überculture took a stand for student-friendly public space in Concordia’s Hall building on Sept. 16.
I Don’t Hold Anything Against Reggie’s: Victim
Damien Pinheiro walked into Reggie’s for a Thursday night beer with his Concordia classmates on Sept. 16.