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Letter to the Editor

 Last week, in the article “Councillors move to debate QPIRG’s fee,” it was printed that Matt Reid (Management Senator) and I (Management Rep to SSMU) endorsed a referendum question to cancel QPIRG McGill’s 3.75 per semester opt-outable fee. Matt and I believed that (as a democratic institution) students have a right to vote on any… Keep Reading

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QPIRG abuses its mandate

McGill Tribune Walking through the Quebec Public Interest Research Group building is like stepping into a different world. Posters entitled “No Olympics on Stolen Land,” “No to Canada-U.S. Imperialism,” and Middle East maps without Israel deck the walls of their hallways. QPIRG is a student-funded organization that collects tens of thousands of dollars in fees… Keep Reading

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Burger wrong on QPIRG opt-out Fee

McGill Tribune Spencer Burger, Faculty of Arts representative to the Students’ Society, ran for his position and was ultimately elected on a platform of transparency, creativity, and principled leadership. As an Arts and Science student represented in part by Councillor Burger, I would like him to be transparent about his motives in putting forward a… Keep Reading

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Under my umbrella, ella, ella, eh

Umbrellas amaze me.  They’re just one of those inventions that make you stop and wonder.  They aren’t as mind-blowing as, say, photocopiers—they staple and collate!—or mirrors that don’t fog up in the shower. But still, umbrellas are awesome. For one thing, there’s their ubiquity. I always thought that the inevitable appearance-en-masse of umbrellas whenever rain… Keep Reading

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Scrap the Montreal metro cars deal

McGill Tribune Last Thursday the Quebec National Assembly passed Bill 116, permitting the provincial government to hand a $1.22 billion contract for the construction of 468 new Montreal metro cars to a consortium led by Bombardier without going through a bidding process. This bill was proposed by the government and rushed through the legislature because… Keep Reading

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To the African in you

McGill Tribune “The darkest thing about Africa has always been our ignorance of it.” -George Kimbel Five years remain for the United Nations to achieve an ambitious set of goals mapped out 10 years ago. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), ratified in September 2000, aimed to slash the percentage of people living in absolute poverty… Keep Reading

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The Trib likes it on Facebook only if it works

McGill Tribune If you’ve logged onto Facebook in the last week, you’ve likely seen at least one person with a status that reads “I like it on ______.”  Despite its sexual connotations, this status is supposed to refer to where a woman likes to put her purse, and is part of a viral campaign to… Keep Reading

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Letter to the Editor

Thanks for the well-written story about the boycott (“SSMU will support campus food boycott,” October 5). I hope it raises awareness on campus, and as I see from the nice poll on your website, people seem fairly supportive of the SSMU boycott. However, the story credited me with starting the boycott, which is a flattering… Keep Reading

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Exile Above New York

The view at night from the roof of my sister’s apartment building in midtown Manhattan is like looking down from one of the higher clouds in heaven at the other angels living out their merry lives below. There are no problems up there, nor does there seem to be any in the buzzing, flashing, grinding… Keep Reading

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Registration Not Necessarily Required

As a frequent Internet user, I must comment on something that frustrates me more than getting ready to tackle a room full of unbuilt Ikea furniture only to find out I don’t have a screwdriver: why do I need an account to use nearly every website? Take a moment and ask yourself how many different… Keep Reading

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