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Letter to the editor: Women-only hours a regressive step

Soumia Allalou argues in favour of women-only gym hours, citing in support her religious beliefs which forbid her from sharing a gym with men. In Canada we are fortunate to live in a secular, non-segregated society where men and women live and work together. I believe that introducing segregation of the sexes for religious reasons… Keep Reading

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Letter to the editor: Women-only gym hours not a final solution

After reading the Tuesday, Feb. 24 issue of the McGill Tribune, specifically the commentary “Exercising Justice at the McGill Fitness Centre”, I feel it’s important to point a few things out. I believe that with regard to women who are insecure using the gym due to the presence of men, women-only gym hours should be… Keep Reading

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Letter to the Editor: Not in my faith

After the first wave of condemnation of the attackers and sympathy for the cartoonists following the Charlie Hebdo shooting, criticism of the magazine’s content slowly crept into left-leaning commentary. Many media outlets, including the McGill Tribune, argued that the cartoons were offensive, and called into question the limitations of free speech. More frightening still, was… Keep Reading

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Letter: Divest McGill turns one year old

About a year and a half ago, Bill McKibben wrote an article in Rolling Stone magazine outlining the climate crisis and urging the world to take action against its main perpetrator, the fossil fuel industry. This call to action saw the conception of over 400 divestment campaigns around the world, and six months later, gave… Keep Reading

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Letter: In support of the Faculty of Medicine’s opposition to Bill 60

On September 16, the McGill Faculty of Medicine, along with its four major teaching hospitals, released a joint statement affirming its belief in providing an environment where individuals are free to choose to wear “conspicuous religious symbols.” Today, in light of the proposed Bill 60, the Medical Students’ Society of McGill University wishes to add… Keep Reading

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Letter: Not a time to push panic buttons

Tuesday’s “Campus Conversation” item in the Tribune features four students offering their opinions on whether McGill is in decline. The range of responses covered the entire spectrum: definitely, maybe, maybe not, not really. I applaud the fact that our students take the future of our institution seriously. I also applaud and welcome the fact that… Keep Reading

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Letter: AUS denounces barriers at Milton Gates

Dear Associate Vice-Principal Couvrette and Provost Masi, The Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS) of McGill University Legislative Council voted at the September 18 meeting to take a stance of disapproval against the erection of the new barriers at the Milton Gates, expressing concerns about accessibility, the consultation process, community relations, utility of the gates, and cost.… Keep Reading

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RE: SSMU to give opt-outable groups chance to speak out, Jan. 11, 2011 In case anyone felt, in reading this article, that VP Clubs and Services Anushay Khan’s recent undertaking to provide McGill students with information on opt-outable groups and services and to prevent the growth of “shadow opt-outs” is somehow unfairly siding with such… Keep Reading

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Re: Fighting the anti-free speech Frenzy (editorial, November 23, 2010) November 23rd’s Editorial, “Fighting the anti-free speech frenzy,” is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of the legal concept of freedom of speech. Freedom of speech is a negative freedom: the government (or university) cannot censor or forbid speech that it disagrees with (which is what… Keep Reading

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First of all, thank you for the support you’ve shown the Architecture Cafe. It is greatly appreciated, as information is what really empowers students on campus. However, I am writing concerning last week’s article: “Architecture Café shut down by McGill.” I am sure that the subject had been researched prior to publishing, but there are… Keep Reading

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