Genetic Tests Used by Both Insurers and Immigration Officers
Genetic discrimination involves insurance companies refusing to insure those that have genetic mutations. This also applies to employers, schools, and many other third-parties, who can inflict unjust treatment on people because of genetic tests. The Genetic Non-Discrimination Act became law in Canada on May 4, 2017. However, Quebec’s government challenged the constitutionality of the act, stating it infringes on insurance regulations, which is a provincial jurisdiction. It was referred to Quebec’s Court of Appeal. The verdict on the law’s constitutionality will be known on Dec. 12.
Weighing Both Sides of the Spectrum of How Free Education Can Be Obtainable
Free education has been an important conversation within Quebec, especially gaining traction since the Maple Spring protests. Co-spokesperson of Quebec Solidaire Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, who fought for free education during the 2012 protests, has continued his fight within the realm of provincial politics. The topic of free education has been a controversial one, with not everyone in agreement.
How Arno Pedram’s Workshops Aim to Help Men and Masculine People Discover Their Masculinity
McGill Student Arno Pedram is working to smash the patriarchy one workshop at a time.
Consultations Invites Students to Voice Their Opinion on Campus Sexual Violence Policies
Concordia University will be hosting public consultations, to voice their opinion and concerns regarding sexual misconduct and sexual violence. They’re inviting the community to find out more about the work of school’s permanent committee on sexual misconduct and sexual violence.
Proceeds Aim to Fund Student Scholarships
In the last 21 years, Concordia University’s annual used book fair has raised over $200,000 for student scholarships and financial aid.
Indigenous Students and Allies Decry Racial Slur
For almost a century, McGill University has held on to the name ‘Redmen’ for their varsity sports teams. On Tuesday afternoon, McGill students gathered on campus, denouncing the names’ historical, systemic oppression against Indigenous people.
Audio Recording of Conversations Leaked by Councillor James Hanna
On Oct. 25 Concordia Student Union councillor James Hanna published a recording of an altercation between himself and Internal Affairs Coordinator Princess Somefun, which took place during mandatory consent training.
After Altercation in Session, CSU Unsure Whether They’ll Sign Off on James Hanna
Concordia Student Union councillor James Hanna has been told he failed mandatory consent training that all councillors have to complete by Oct.1. No councillor had ever failed this training since it was put in place during the 2016-2017 academic year.
After a Winter of Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Office of Rights and Responsibilities Sees Hike in Complaints
Concordia has reported has reported a hike in complaints of sexual assault and sexual harassment.
Police Need to be Investigated, Says Anti-Police Brutality Activist
Truth, justice and accountability. Bridget Tolley found herself repeating these words several times during Monday night’s 9th annual vigil for victims of police brutality.