Opinion

Opinions from our editorial board and contributors.

Alcohol for the win!

McGill Tribune Crack cocaine smiled euphorically. Heroin snorted from nervous laughter. Alcohol slugged and slurred. Standing under the blinding floodlights of the stage, all three finalists joined shaking hands and braced for the moment of truth. Who will claim the title of “the worst drug in the world?” Last week, […]

The Trib’s referendum endorsements

McGill Tribune Referendum Question Regarding SACOMSS Fee Renewal—YES This referendum question proposes the routine, tri-annual approval of the 75-cent opt-outable fee that funds the Sexual Assault Centre of McGill Students’ Society. SACOMSS provides a good and important service to the McGill community, and the Tribune endorses this motion wholeheartedly. If […]

Remembrance Day should be a stat holiday

McGill Tribune Ottawa MPP Lisa MacLeod wants Remembrance Day to be a statutory holiday in Ontario. She may be on to something. Federal employees already get the day off, as do workers in five provinces and all three territories. Remembrance Day is an important day for the rest of the […]

Letter to the Editor

In a House of Commons committee on Monday, a proud legacy of McGill students was crippled. Since 2003, McGill students have been the leading edge of Canadian civil society clamoring for Parliament to allow Canadian generic drug companies to produce low-cost medicines for people in poor countries. This solution would […]

Life Lines gets angry

McGill Tribune It started slowly: the clicking of a pen here, the answering of cell phone there. Then it rippled out and gathered speed: the disregard for library etiquette is growing into a tidal wave. We need to stop it before it gets there. It might just be my Spidey […]

The GA should go away

Two weeks ago, the Students’ Society held its  annual General Assembly. The whole thing was depressing. I went at precisely the time it was to begin, and the first thing that struck me was the line. Remember the GA last semester? If you weren’t there at least an hour early, […]

Sperm donors must remain anonymous

  The Supreme Court of British Columbia is currently deciding whether Olivia Pratten’s inability to access the identity and medical records of her unwitting biological father—a sperm donor 28 years ago—violates her constitutional rights to “life, liberty, and security of person.”  Pratten, a reporter for the Canadian Press, sued to […]