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Winter Hydro-Quebec bills freeze students in shock

McGill student renters living in a Golden Square Mile apartment building managed by the WerkLiv Group, a multi-disciplinary real-estate shop, claim to have been misled by their landlord about the estimated cost of Hydro bills. Rénée, an Arts student at McGill University, and her four roommates’ Hydro-Quebec bill for November and December 2017 exceeded $400,… Keep Reading

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Montreal city councillors discuss policies to support homeless communities

5 Days for the Homeless McGill (5D4H) held a panel on Feb. 5 in the Bronfman building to discuss support for Montreal’s homeless population, featuring talks from Montreal City Councillors Benoit Langevin and Sterling Downey. 5D4H Co-Executive Director Meghan Bottomley moderated the public event. Speakers addressed homelessness in relation to topics like social resources, lobbying,… Keep Reading

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Michelle Obama urges the power of education in Montreal

On Feb. 5, a crowd of 10,000 welcomed the 2018 Bell International Speaker Series (BISS) guest Michelle Obama to the Chambre de commerce du Montréal métropolitain (CCMM). Obama presented a talk on womanhood and the power of collective organization, drawing upon her background as an activist, Princeton and Harvard graduate, lawyer, and former first lady… Keep Reading

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Threat of fentanyl looms over recreational drug users on campus

After several reports of overdoses in Quebec caused by fentanyl—a synthetic opioid that can be deadly, even when ingested in minute doses—Dr. Carole Morissette, the medical chief of Montreal Public Health, issued a public warning on Jan. 12 urging recreational drug users to abstain from using cocaine and other powdered drugs that can easily be… Keep Reading

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Montreal Women’s March returns with empowering intersectional messages

On Jan. 20, the Manif des Femmes Montréal, or Women’s March on Montreal, returned to Place-des-Arts for the first anniversary of 2017’s international Women’s March. Organized by leaders of the Centre des Femmes de l’UQÀM, Stella, and Black Lives Matter, the rally called for increasing representation and inclusivity in nonviolent activist movements. Donning pink knit… Keep Reading

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Former McGill student sentenced to 12 months house arrest for 2015 off-campus assault

On Tuesday, Dec. 19, Conrad Gaysford, a former McGill student, was sentenced to 12 months of house arrest for assault causing bodily harm to Kathryn Leci, a current McGill Master of Engineering candidate. The Honourable Judge Louise Baribeau of Montreal Municipal Court presided over the case. The conditional sentence requires that Gaysford keep the peace, appear… Keep Reading

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Bridging the gap: fostering a partnership between Walksafe and Service d’accueil

Following the cancellation of transportation services due to cuts in school board funding in September 2016, McGill Walksafe partnered with Service d’accueil du Centre Multi-Ethnique St-Louis, a daycare linked with FACE elementary school. Although the children were previously able to take busses from the Service d’accueil daycare to the Recreation Association of Milton Park for… Keep Reading

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Bill 151 exposes gaps in McGill Policy Against Sexual Violence

At the Nov. 1 sitting of the National Assembly of Québec, Minister for Higher Education Hélène David introduced Bill 151, which aims to prevent and fight sexual violence in higher education institutions. The bill would require all universities in the province to develop a policy against sexual violence that is separate from its other policies… Keep Reading

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