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Court grants student right to vote in provincial elections

A McGill student who filed a court challenge for being refused voter registration was able to cast his vote on Monday, following the ruling of Quebec’s Superior Court. Brendan Edge, U2 Arts,  was one of five McGill students who filed the challenge against the Director General of the Elections of Quebec (DGE) on April 1.… Keep Reading

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Provincial election candidates debate university funding, Charter of Values

The proposed Charter of Values and international student policies were at the forefront of a provincial elections debate hosted by the Post-Graduate Students’ Society of McGill University (PGSS) on March 25. The debate featured representatives from the Parti Québécois (PQ), the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ), the Parti Libéral du Québec (PLQ), and Québec Solidaire (QS).… Keep Reading

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The provincial party guide

Quebec’s General Election is set to take place on April 7, as the province gears up to elect members to the National Assembly. This year’s election sees four major parties in contention: the incumbent Parti Québécois (PQ) led by Premier Pauline Marois, the Quebec Liberal Party under Phillipe Couillard, Coalition Avenir Québec under leader François Legault,… Keep Reading

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Demolition of historic Montreal mansion halted by QC culture minister

The scheduled demolition of the historic Redpath Mansion has been suspended, following the intervention of Quebec Culture Minister Maka Kotto on Feb. 17. Built in 1886, Redpath Mansion is a 128-year-old building located west of campus. A four-storey student residence was scheduled to replace it. To stop the construction, Kotto invoked the Law on Cultural… Keep Reading

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Nurse-in draws crowd to support public breastfeeding

Alice Walker Alice Walker On January 5, Shannon Smith, mother of three, was told she was not allowed to breastfeed in Orchestra, a children’s store in the Complexe Les-Ailes on St. Catherine Street. In response, Genevieve Coulombe organized a “nurse-in” in front of the store on January 19th. Smith was given no explanation as to… Keep Reading

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Montreal experiences six attacks on various Jewish establishments

There has recently been a series of six rock-throwing attacks on synagogues and Jewish schools in Montreal. Targeted in the attacks were the Beth Rambam, Tifereth, Beth Zion, and Beth Davis synagogues and Academie Yavne in Côte St.-Luc; the Dorshei Emet synagogue in Hampstead; and Congregation Shaare Zedek in Notre-Dame-de-Grace. Côte St.-Luc has a vibrant… Keep Reading

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Influenza outbreak in Montreal worries area hospitals

An influenza and gastroenteritis outbreak has stretched Montreal emergency rooms to 150 per cent capacity. According to the Montreal Health Agency, the worst hit hospitals are the Lakeshore, Royal Victoria, Montreal General, and the Santa Cabrini.   “Flu outbreaks are predictable, and what we are seeing this post-holiday is no different than what we see… Keep Reading

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