Tag: quebec

AVEQ’s

Learning from the successes and failures of AVEQ

Following years of apathy and disengagement, the announcement that the Association for the Voice for Education in Quebec (AVEQ), a provincial student union, had dissolved generated little attention on McGill’s campus. While students are passionate advocates for causes like greater access to mental health services at McGill and the upcoming […]

With rising temperatures come rising tension, especially for Montreal’s youth

With rising temperatures come rising tension, especially for Montreal’s youth

On Oct. 6, protesters flooded downtown Montreal and Centre-Sud to voice their frustrations with Premier-designate François Legault’s weak stance on environmental issues. Legault is facing immense backlash regarding his plans to further Hydro-Québec development, his support of fossil fuel exploitation in Quebec, and his overall indifference toward the pressing topic […]

The Curiosity Podcast | Episode 1: Does monolingualism affect McGill students?

This week the Tribune recaps recent developments in the appointment of a independent investigator of sexual assault claims at the university, Milton-Parc community activism, and our nation-wide epipen shortage. In the latter half of the podcast we speak to Lucas Bird, the author of the contentious Tribune article “Quebec’s quest […]

Religious neutrality isn't neutral

Religious neutrality isn’t neutral

On Oct. 1, Quebec elected 74 members of the Coalition Avenir du Québec (CAQ) to the National Assembly, giving the party a majority mandate. The CAQ campaigned on a platform of reducing immigration, restructuring government institutions, and maintaining ‘religious neutrality.’ Discussions about religious neutrality are not new in Quebec: In […]

So long, Marie-Anne: Gentrification’s impact in the Plateau (The McGill Tribune)

So long, Marie-Anne: Gentrification’s impact in the Plateau

Many McGill students will tell you that they went ‘home’ over the Thanksgiving long weekend. It’s a revealing statement: Despite spending eight months of the year in Montreal, for many, home still means somewhere else. However, the student body’s effect on the city is permanent. Neighbourhoods like the Plateau, Saint-Henri, […]