Opinions

  • Animal Sacrifice

    Why Science Makes Animal Testing Ok

    It’s tough to oppose animal cruelty—the surest sign of aberrant and antisocial behaviour you’re ever likely to find outside of cruelty to one’s own kind—and yet still support animal testing. But that’s exactly how I feel.

  • Nah’msayin?

    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.

  • Defining our humanity in a technological age

    FREDERICTON (CUP)—How long would it take a monkey on a typewriter to produce the complete works of Shakespeare? Presumably long enough for any of his progeny to evolve into Shakespeare.

  • Editorial

    Criminalizing Academia

    The traditional Canadian deference to the legal system, if that stereotype ever truly existed in practice, needs to come to an end.
    It’s clear that our lack of clear guidelines in certain areas of criminal law is now being abused to erode certain basic human rights.

  • One Foot Forward for Prostitution Laws

    Canada just took a big step towards modernizing its prostitution laws. On Sept. 28, the Ontario Superior Court struck down articles 210, 212 and 213 in the Criminal Code, which will no longer prohibit sex workers from working in brothels, communicating for the purposes of prostitution and living off the avails of their trade.

  • Mental Health Misrepresented

    Three Misconceptions of the Mentally Ill

    I have a mental illness.
    There, I said it.
    While that might be the most versatile New Yorker cartoon caption you’ll ever find, I’m hard pressed to find a situation where I could admit that and not face immediate stigmatization.

  • Two Reporters Undermine the Role of the Monarchy in the Dominion of Canada

    Early on the morning of Oct. 1, David Johnston stepped in front of the Canadian Senate in Ottawa, and was sworn in as Canada’s 28th Governor General.

  • The Frac Job

    It’s not far-fetched to say that the massive Utica shale gas deposit found in the lowlands of Quebec is the best thing that ever happened to La Belle Province, given its fragile economic state.
    According to an official government document released on Mar. 31, 2010, Quebec had accumulated over $160 billion in debt while enjoying such perks as some of the lowest tuition rates and some of the best health care in the country.

  • Editorial

    Stop Racial Profiling

    For decades, Montreal has been known as a swinging city, a bastion for people who want to live and let live. The city was considered so open minded, so averse to racism and prejudice that it was chosen as the site where famed black baseball player Jackie Robinson would first play professionally.

  • Nah’msayin?

    Should I Buy a Cycling Cap?

    If you’re not sure then you probably shouldn’t. I think that’s a pretty good rule when it comes to looking cool, or at least trying hard to look cool. A perfect example of trying hard at wearing clothes is a cycling cap.