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Why Canada should reinstate the mandatory long-form census

The first week of February saw the defeat of a bill to reinstate Canada’s mandatory long-form census, prompting a sigh of discontent and discouragement from many Canadians. While every opposition Member of Parliament (MP) voted in favour, all but one Conservative MP voted against it, preventing the bill from passing 147 to 126. While this… Keep Reading

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Towards a new system of social security

The Canadian government has a wide array of programs in place to alleviate poverty. At the federal level alone, the government spends 10 per cent of GDP on a multitude of cash transfer programs. Despite this, around nine per cent of Canadians still live in poverty. The solution could be to guarantee an income to… Keep Reading

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Behind the bench: Canadian uprising

Although Canada is known for producing hockey players and winter sport athletes, it may come as a surprise to some that the great white North is responsible for producing some extraordinary NBA talent in recent years. This influx of Canadian talent stems firstly from the influx of young Canadian basketball players into U.S. college programs. … Keep Reading

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Commentary: The exaggerated plight of Canada’s middle class

There is an old saying that goes, “God must love the poor: He made so many of them.” Unfortunately for the poor, in Canadian political discourse, the ‘middle class’ captures all the attention of politicians. From Justin Trudeau and Thomas Mulcair on the centre-left, to Stephen Harper on the centre-right, politicians of all ideological stripes… Keep Reading

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Commentary: In conclusion

In reflecting upon my experience at McGill, it would be fair to say that much of it was true to form; the share of good and bad professors, the very real labyrinthine bureaucracy, and the infamous campus politics. In some sense, all of that is usual. In other ways, it hasn’t been usual. My time… Keep Reading

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Know your McGill Athlete: Deanna Foster

“Their winger came across and hit me pretty hard,” Deanna Foster, star winger on the Martlet rugby squad and an All-Canada talent said. “My foot was planted and my knee just went out at a weird angle. I just heard a pop.” Keep Reading

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Movember starts ‘mo’ conversations

By the end of November, many brothers, sons, and fathers will have grown an impressive amount of facial hair. As cool as these mustaches and goatees look, it isn’t lumberjack chic these men are trying to bring attention to—it’s men’s health. “Movember is a world-wide event where men shave on Nov. 1, and let their… Keep Reading

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ABCs of Science: Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias affect an estimated 500,000 Canadians. A study by the Alzheimer Society of Canada (ASC) found the disease to be the second most feared by Canadians as they age, and with good reason—the disease leads to cognitive function resulting in impaired short-term memory, the inability to perform routine tasks, and as… Keep Reading

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