How to say goodbye when you’re not Schwarzene...

Tara Richter SmithApr 11, 2012

For graduating students, April is the season of goodbyes. Everyone hates goodbyes, especially when the ones in question are more adieus than hasta la vistas, but we say them anyway, in one way or another. We wave to teachers as classes come to a close. We...

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What the devil is Canada’s status quo?

Johanu BothaApr 11, 2012

Let’s imagine that the peculiar universe that is Canadian politics has a referee hulking in the shadows. Careful not to infringe on the Game of the Great North, she—Canada’s ref would naturally reflect anti-gender discrimination policies, and will...

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Letter to the Editor

Apr 11, 2012

The Plate Club would not exist if not for QPIRG. From our humble beginnings hand-washing in 2007 to today’s solid collective complete with an incredibly hygienic dishwasher (SSMU Best New Club 2008, now a full SSMU service), we have maintained the original mandate of QPIRG/Greening McGill’s reusable plate initiative to reduce styrofoam waste through our daily lunch service, lending...

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QPIRG should admit to its mistakes

Calvin ElsmanApr 11, 2012

As an organization that funds many worthwhile causes, I find no fault with the goals and actions of QPIRG as a whole. Where I take exception, rather, is with the duplicity and incoherence with which QPIRG has made, and continues to make, its case regarding opt-outable fees.  In particular, its public statements regarding the constitutionality and legitimacy of the question it put forth...

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Letter to the Editor

Brian KeastApr 11, 2012

The current situation in Queer McGill (QM) is one of corruption and infighting which continues to push the organization further and further towards irrelevance. In Tribune columnist, Abraham Moussako’s article “Safe Space Strife” on March 26, he outlined how I had been dismissed from my position as QM Treasurer due to violations of its anti-transphobiamandate by SSMU Equity as claimed...

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The Tribune’s stance on the April refer...

Apr 11, 2012

Question regarding online voting for the GA-YES This question proposes the addition of online ratification for SSMU General Assembly (GA) motions after the in-person GA has taken place. This newspaper has a history of decrying the SSMU GA as an undemocratic forum. Our complaints have included the polarized nature of the debates, the physical limitations of the venues on campus, and an absurdly...

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