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Higher Education Minister announces $23 million investment in “zero-tolerance” campus sexual assault policies

At a press conference on Aug. 21, Higher Education Minister Helene David announced that Quebec will invest $23 million into a new five-year sexual assault prevention strategy for university campuses across the province. In the announcement, David also expressed her plans to draft provincial legislation  pushing universities that currently lack sexual violence policies to create… Keep Reading

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Montreal needs a better shovel for snowy sidewalks

Everyone’s been there—walking around Montreal when all of a sudden you find yourself looking up at the sky from your backside. Whether sober, drunk, or somewhere in between, Montreal’s sidewalks represent the single most dangerous threat to any student.  Snowy, slippery wipe-outs are commonplace, and those who find themselves victim of the city’s sidewalks can… Keep Reading

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AVEQ criticizes government consultation efforts on sexual violence

Government consultation efforts On Jan. 12, the Association for the Voice of Education in Quebec (AVEQ) released a statement in collaboration with the Association pour un Solidarité Syndicale Étudiante (ASSÉ) in response to government consultations regarding sexual violence. Kristen Perry, AVEQ coordinator of Mobilization and Associative Development/English language media relations, said that AVEQ decided to… Keep Reading

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Designated smoking areas rather than smoke-free campus

On Oct. 18, McGill sent an email to students detailing a policy proposal on the movement towards a smoke-free campus. The proposal states that the Downtown Campus will prohibit smoking on the premises—aside from the Upper Residences, which will have a designated smoking area. I am not a smoker. With that in mind, I still… Keep Reading

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Album Review: Will Butler – Policy

Many people will recognize the name Will Butler from the popular and successful Canadian rock outfit, Arcade Fire. Policy is Butler’s first departure from his role as a multi-instrumentalist in the indie rock group.  The first track on the album, “Take My Side,” leads the album off with a burst of energy with traditional rock… Keep Reading

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