Opinion

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The CBSC f#&s up

The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC)—a non-governmental organization committed to applying the standards of Canadian broadcasting to its members, made up of over 700 broadcasters—has recently ruled that the 1985 Dire Straits song “Money for Nothing” must be edited for radio play. The problem? The word “faggot,” which is used […]

There are kirpans, and there are kirpans

Should daggers be allowed in the national assembly, Quebec’s legislative body? That’s the gross oversimplification that Quebec politicians are debating in the latest conflict between Quebec and religious minorities over the issue of religious accommodation. Earlier this week, four Sikhs carrying kirpans—small symbolic daggers carried by most Sikh men—were denied […]

Council should let students vote on the GA

McGill Tribune A bit earlier than usual this year, the General Assembly is already making waves on campus. A proposal to create a referendum question seeking to abolish the GA and replace it with two (bi-)Annual General Meetings and so-called “private members’ bills” has spurred several Facebook groups and a […]

Death of a dictatorship

McGill Tribune When Mohamed Bouazizi soaked himself in paint thinner and set himself on fire on December 17, 2010, it wasn’t just his body that erupted. It was an entire country. Bouazizi was a Tunisian who dropped out of high school in order to support his family of eight. He […]

Protecting McGill since 2010

McGill Tribune As the self-proclaimed representative of the silent student majority, things have been tough here at Life Lines. There is no genuine statistical data on the political beliefs of this majority, so I am left writing heartwarming, greeting-card-line-drenched pieces that attempt only to make the average student smile. Although […]

In support of course lecturer UDrive

McGill Tribune This week, 26 McGill professors signed an open letter expressing support for the Association of Graduate Students Employed at McGill (AGSEM)’s “UDrive” to unionize course lecturers, or contract academic staff, at McGill. On Thursday, the McGill Daily expressed its support for the drive and called for “university-wide solidarity.” […]