Opinions Archive: 2011

A discussion on the bottled water ban

In September, 2012, a ban on the sale of bottled water will take effect. Our panellists discuss the impact this will have and the ethics of water commoditization broadly.Continue...

Redirecting food waste

Saving money and solving the global food crisis.Continue...

Letters to the Editors

Criticism of campus mediaContinue...

A discussion on tuition payment policy

Our panelists debate how to improve the tuition payment process.Continue...

Condemning faith-based homophobia at Queen’s

One can have faith in his or her religious convictions without feeling hatred for gays and lesbians.Continue...

The Queen’s Journal: autonomy or integrity?

Its recent campaign against an AMS audit has only underlined the severe problems at the JournalContinue...

Nick Day Statement

Nick Day StatementContinue...

Letters to the Editors - Web Only

Rector ReactionsContinue...

Letters to the Editors

Rector reflectionsContinue...

Working toward a more inclusive language

The first step is to understand the difference between ‘political correctness’ and inclusivity.Continue...

Libya and the international community

The unfolding story in North Africa has most recently spread to Libya, where revolutionaries have taken over large segments of the country. In this week’s web feature, our panellists discuss the prospects of foreign intervention.Continue...

Letters to the Editors

Rector ResponsesContinue...

A breach of trust: Nick Day must resign as rector

‘Nick Day should apologize and resign, or Queen’s students should immediately seek his removal.’Continue...

A discussion 0n Israeli Apartheid Week

Cities across the country are marking this week as a time of discussion about the Israel-Palestine dispute. Two students look at the historical situation in the region.Continue...

The case for intervention in Libya

In light of the demonstrated mental instability of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, the West is justified to intervene by arming and supporting rebels.Continue...

A discourse on the ethics of criminal justice

Parliament passed Bill C-59 last month, eliminating the Accelerated Parole Review and lengthening the prison sentence of thousands of inmates in Canadian prisons. Our panelists broadly discuss the ethics of the prison system and criminal justice.Continue...

The CRTC and usage-based billing

The unfolding story of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), third-party internet providers and usage-based billing has yet to write its final chapter as our panelists weigh in on the dispute.Continue...

We need to value our campus athletics

Perhaps we should look to American universities as a model of athlete appreciation.Continue...

The ups and downs of staff unionization

The Queen’s administrative staff recently decided to unionize with the United Steel Workers (USW). In this week’s web feature, our panellists discuss the impact this decision will have and the ethics of labour relations.Continue...

Wisdom from a veteran

The Globe’s John Stackhouse on the importance of campus journalism at Queen’s.Continue...

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