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The CAQ’s anti immigration policy at McGill
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The CAQ’s anti-immigration policy at McGill

On Oct. 1, the Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) lead by François Legault defeated the incumbent Liberal Party of the Quebec government. This result is a significant and historic win for the CAQ, disrupting nearly two decades of Liberal political dominance in Quebec on a controversial campaign platform. One of the party’s most contentious policies concerns… Keep Reading

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Missed connections: Exchange can be isolating

Before I left for my exchange term at the University of Edinburgh last winter, I sat in Leacock 132, half-listening to a mandatory safety presentation, when one line caught my attention: “This is going to be the best five months of your life.” The idea terrified me: I was by no means hoping to peak… Keep Reading

Where are you from? Simple questions don't always have simple answers. (Abeer Almahdi / The McGill Tribune)
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Where are you from?

Back at my international high school in Tokyo, I could answer this seemingly simple question with, “I was born in Canada, but I was raised in Japan,” and that would be that. Many of my friends answered with two or three countries and it seemed like a perfectly-appropriate reply. However, my answer became complicated when… Keep Reading

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McGill’s annual International Food Festival: Sharing culture through curries, couscous, and more

On Jan. 25, the third floor of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) building bustled with hungry students leaning over plates of food at the International Food Festival. The festival, hosted annually since 2012 by the McGill-based organization Borderless World Volunteers (BWV), raises funds for student volunteer trips with non-governmental organizations each summer. Emillee… Keep Reading

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Trib Mix: Sounds from elsewhere

As add/drop draws to a close, turn up the heat and let this international and multilingual playlist from The McGill Tribune take you elsewhere. Beginning with some familiar soft French sounds, the playlist eases into playful Italian and pensive Japanese. Fall in pyaar in Hindi and hum in Swahili, and clear your mind with some Filipino… Keep Reading

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Viewpoint: Me and my cultural fatigue

Every year, thousands of students move to Montreal to begin their journey at McGill. Although the university’s multinational student body is a blessing for international students, moving to a new place often comes with a cost that goes unnoticed by locals. When I moved to Montreal from Mumbai, I was stunned by the novelty of… Keep Reading

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I Choose Montreal aims to tap foreign talent in tech sector

I Choose Montreal (ICM), a campaign created through partnership between the Quebec government, employers, and universities, aims to encourage international students to continue living in the city after graduation by easing the process of finding permanent work in Montreal. At McGill, the project works with the International Student Service and Career Planning Service to promote… Keep Reading

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Lack of players dissappoints Team Canada

For Canadian hockey players, wearing the Maple Leaf is one of the highest honours in sports. For the chosen men and women, it signifies that he or she is amongs the world’s best. Unlike league play, representing one’s country is a patriotic duty, demonstrating pride in unparalleled ways. Keep Reading

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Mitigating the effects of the U.S. travel ban on Canadian campuses

On Friday, Jan. 27, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days. Additionally, the order put a halt on all refugees for 120 days and Syrian refugees, specifically, for an unspecified period. Issued against Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen,… Keep Reading

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