The weather is a trivial subject that, at least twice a day, everybody acknowledges. In fact, if you ever talk to a stranger in a queue or on a bus, it is almost guaranteed that there will be a...
This April, the CRTC put out a call for public consultation surrounding wireless telephone (cell phone) policies due to the large influx of complaints from consumers in Canada receiving less than satisfactory cell phone service. More recently, the CRTC...
The Labour Day weekend… yay, a long weekend! The origins of Labour Day in Canada come from the late 1800s with the Nine Hour Movement started in Hamilton and the 1872 Printer’s strike in Toronto, at a time when unions...
As settler attacks against Palestinians continue, a former Israeli Prime Minister has noted that the movement to hold Israel to account is growing. Speaking to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Ehud Barak observed that “the BDS movement is developing,” and...
I am trans. This means several things at once. It means, in my case, that I am AFAB – that is, assigned female at birth. Birth sex assignment is a nigh universal experience; mine just happened to be the incorrect assignment....
Kory Teneycke, former spokesperson for Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has resigned as Vice President of Development at Quebecor Media, where he has led the development of the right-wing Sun TV News network. Citing the distractions to the network’s bid...

Raw Sewage

To spend reading break on a beach in the Caribbean sounds like idyllic holiday most students crave. A chance to do field work in Barbados at McGill’s Bellairs Research Institute may fit this holiday description for some students. However,...
The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement being negotiated between Canada and the European Union is set to be one of the most ambitious trade endeavors undertaken by the Harper government. Until recently, negotiations have been predominately kept in private...
On March 3 the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) Conference will take place in Bangkok, and all sides are gearing up for a battle that will define the way polar bear conservation issues are dealt with....
Last December, Barack Obama and Raúl Castro announced the opening of negotiations between the United States and Cuba. This is an enormous step in the reestablishment of relations between both nations since the missile crisis in the 1960’s. Cuba has...