What happened in Canada this week?

COURT RULES PORTER MUST PAY MCGILL BACK Last Wednesday, The Montreal Gazette reported that the Quebec Superior Court has ordered former Chief Executive Officer of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Arthur Porter to pay over $252,000 back to McGill. The sum represents a loan Porter did not pay back in full[Read More…]

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Sports Briefs

Swimming — RSEQ Championships: McGill claims 2nd, 3rd Place – 19 swimmers to attend CIS nationals in March Both swim teams took a dip over the weekend at the annual RSEQ Championships. Disappointed slightly by the teams’ results at the Quebec Cup IV, both squads rebounded, claiming second place in the[Read More…]

Divest McGill members chant in James Square. (Luke Orlando / McGill Tribune)

Petitions call for divestment from fossil fuels, Plan Nord

On Friday afternoon, Divest McGill delivered two petitions to the university’s Secretary-General, Stephen Strople, calling for McGill to divest from the Plan Nord, the oil sands, and fossil fuel industries. According to administrative practice, the petitions will be passed on to the Committee to Advise on Matters of Social Responsibility[Read More…]

What happened last week in Canada?

New HST in PEI to affect universities, colleges In April, Prince Edward Island will introduce a 14 per cent Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) that leverages a large amount of money from colleges and universities, according to media reports last week. Similar to the HST in place  for Atlantic Canada and Ontario,[Read More…]

Tribune Holiday Wishlist

Heather Munroe-Blum wants to bring back “the warmth. The happiness.” The Tribune wants the Protocol on Demonstrations, Protests, and Occupations removed immediately. The Tribune also wants a $500,000 loan at one per cent interest. (You don’t need to know what it’s for.) The AUS wants more students to attend its[Read More…]

Around the Water Cooler

In case you spent your week preparing to jump back to Earth from space, here’s what you missed this week in the world of sports… BASEBALL — Is there anything like October baseball? All four Division Series this year went the distance, and every night featured a different dramatic finish.[Read More…]

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