Kennedy McKee-Braide

Kennedy (she/her) is currently pursuing a Joint Honours degree in History and Political Science with a Minor in Gender, Sexuality, Feminist and Social Justice Studies. She manages the Tribune’s Opinion, Student Life, and Features sections and is Editor-in-Chief of the McGill Journal of Political Science Print. Her research interests include Soviet history, housing, policing, and social welfare policy, and internet and media studies.

Posts by Kennedy McKee-Braide

Legal weed is safe weed

On Oct. 29, Quebec’s National Assembly passed Bill 2, which will raise the legal age for Cannabis consumption to 21 on Jan. 1, 2020. This change comes as a result of a major campaign promise made by the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) ahead of last October’s provincial elections, despite Quebec[Read More…]

It’s time to abandon fast fashion

 Over the last five years in the fashion industry, an area dominated by gratuitous marketing, social media, and online shopping, consumers have increasingly rewarded brands that can keep up with rapidly-evolving trends. This phenomenon, dubbed “fast fashion,”  refers to cheap clothing that becomes popular because of its accessibility and trendiness.[Read More…]

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The myth of conservative persecution on university campuses

Campus groups representing the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC), including McGill’s Conservative Association, were criticized by the Canadian Association of University Professors last week for distributing cards encouraging students to vote Conservative “because you can only hear the same left-wing talking points from your professors so many times.”  Scheer defended[Read More…]

Let Muslim women wear whatever they want

Newly-elected Premier and leader of the Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) François Legault recently shuffled his cabinet, naming Isabelle Charest the new Minister responsible for the Status of Women. Charest sparked controversy in early February for insisting that the “hijab is a symbol of female oppression.” When criticized for her comments,[Read More…]

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