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Bill breaches basic rights

Two contributors discuss their concerns with Bill C-51.Continue...

As the second wave hits, end of CERB sends wrong message

With CERB payments set to end this upcoming Sunday, people in need of financial assistance as a result of the ongoing pandemic are feeling rightfully anxious. Most who collected these payments will be rolled into EI, but some will inevitably fall through the cracks—a reality the government must address.Continue...

Statistics Canada releases survey about impact of COVID-19 on post-secondary students

A recent Statistics Canada survey has confirmed students are worried about their studies, financial situations, and jobs because of the COVID-19 pandemic.Continue...

Spreading vaping-related illness chokes up young people’s futures

The recent outbreak of respiratory illnesses borne from what’s known as the “vaping crisis” has health officials concerned about the dangers of nicotine and cannabis vaporizers.Continue...

Report on gender-based violence at post-secondary institutions released

After consulting more than 300 participants representing over 60 post-secondary institutions, a report about gender-based violence on post-secondary campuses was released last week by a team of experts across Canada.Continue...

Canadian government should tax a sweet tooth

Sugar taxes aren’t about punishment—they nudge people toward less sugary alternatives.Continue...

Don’t give up on print media just yet

Diminishing print success has made traditional media outlets across Canada vulnerable, and the federal government has taken note.Continue...

Looking beyond the addiction

Drug addiction needs to be treated as a public health issue—not a crime.Continue...

Federal budget alters funding to post-secondary institutions

The new federal budget will bring significant changes for post-secondary students in the 2016-17 academic year.Continue...

AMS to lobby federal government

After consulting with other universities, the AMS executive will head to Ottawa at the end of this month to lobby the federal government on student issues.Continue...