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Steven Wrong on Quebec Tuition

McGill Tribune Brendan Steven claimed in his September 21 column that increasing Quebec tuition wouldn’t force low-income students out of university. While I’m not sure I buy that (unsupported) argument, it’s also students from middle-income families who could be shut out by tuition increases. A 2005 Statistics Canada report summary […]

Steven Very Wrong on Quebec Tuition Hike

McGill Tribune I would like to challenge some of the faulty reasoning expressed in Brendan Steven’s column titled, “Scrap the Quebec Tuition Model” (McGill Tribune, September 20).  In his article, Brendan gauges the value of our entire higher education system through the lens of one university.  He confuses weakness in […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Crime and punishment

Re: “National Insecurity” by Brendan Steven (16.03.10) In his article “National Insecurity,” Brendan Steven irresponsibly conflates two serious issues: counter-terrorism practices and the lengthening of prison sentences in Canada. After a lament about the difficulties of conducting counter-terrorism operations in Canada, Steven cited Stephen Harper’s attempts to increase prison sentences for crime among “actions that make Canada safer.

COMMENTARY: Opt-out misinformation

Re: “Opting out of QPIRG” by Brendan Steven (26.01.10) In his article “Opting out of QPIRG,” Brendan Steven claims that “controversial groups” should go directly to students for their funding, instead of receiving it through the McGill chapter of the Quebec Public Interest Research Group.