The prime minister’s blinkered vision

McGill Tribune Speaking last week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper announced his vision to “undertake major transformations to position Canada for growth over the next sustainability.” And it was just as disappointing to note that Harper remained vague about the exact measures[Read More…]

The demon barber gets a haircut

Sam Reynolds / McGill Tribune There are stories that are fun, pleasing, and uplifting to the soul and spirit. Then there are others that are dark, brutal, and challenging to watch unfold. And then there’s Sweeney Todd.  One of Stephen Sondheim’s best known works, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of[Read More…]

QPIRG and CKUT survive, voter turnout up 9.5 per cent

The fall semester’s referendum questions passed with an overwhelming majority, announced Elections McGill last Thursday. Two of these questions were to determine whether QPIRG McGill and CKUT Radio should continue to receive student funding and if these fees should be opt-outable in person rather than online via Minerva. QPIRG’s existence was approved by a vote of 65.6 per[Read More…]

Ontario votes and Liberals win minority government

Dalton McGuinty and the Liberal Party of Ontario won their third consecutive Provincial election last Thursday night, clinching victory despite Ontarians’ preference for Conservative Party candidates in recent federal and Toronto mayoral elections. The result marks McGuinty’s third term as Premier but only the first in a minority government, after[Read More…]

Curtain rises for Music Theatre Montreal

Music Theatre Montreal   The word “actor” can have some rather glitzy connotations. Perhaps visions of Johnny Depp or Anne Hathaway just danced through your head. Maybe little golden statuettes, or the multi-million dollar paychecks that Taylor Lautner receives for taking his shirt off and mumbling. Yet, for every star[Read More…]

Interview with MP Matthew Dubé The McGill Tribune sat down with Matthew Dubé, who found himself thrown into Ottawa’s political arena after his surprise victory in last May’s election, to discuss Jack Layton’s legacy and the future of the NDP.  A former McGill student, he spent the summer between his constituency and Ottawa, preparing[Read More…]

Liberals kick off federal campaign with Montreal rally

Holly Stewart The Liberal Party 2011 election campaign began Sunday night with a rally at Montreal’s performing centre TOHU, where diverse attendees voiced their support for party leader Michael Ignatieff and their local MPs as well as their distrust in Harper’s leadership. At the rally, a DJ played tracks in[Read More…]

Martlets soar in shootout while Redmen stumble

Martlets Game Even indoors, McGill’s women’s soccer team dominated their Quebec competitors. The McGill Martlets are heading to the Indoor Soccer Provincial Championships after defeating the University of Sherbrooke in a nail-biting game that was finally decided by penalty kicks. Entering the semifinal undefeated, McGill came to play. They scored[Read More…]

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