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  • Genetic Discrimination: A Reality for Both Residents and Immigrants

    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.

  • The Controversial Topic of Free Education

    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.

  • Toxic Masculinity Workshop Picks Apart the Roots of Patriarchy

    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.

  • Concordia Hosts Sexual Misconduct and Violence Consultations, In Preparation for Bill 151

    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.

  • Concordia University’s Used Book Fair Raises Record $31,831

    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.

  • McGill Students Call For Change of the Redmen Name

    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.

  • Privacy Breached in Mandatory CSU Consent Training

    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.

  • CSU Councillor Told He Failed Mandatory Consent Training, Unprecedented

    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.

  • Infractions of Sexual Harassment See 78 Per Cent Increase at Concordia

    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.

  • Vigil for Victims of Police Brutality Calls for More Accountability

    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.