Cyclist infrastructure_CC Dylan Passmore_WEB

Building bike lanes can start larger downtown rejuvenation

Making downtown easier to manage for cyclists and others who don’t commute by car makes it easier for more people to come into and enjoy downtown. This means more money being spent by Ottawa consumers, which allows businesses to grow and become better, in turn providing more incentives for people to come downtown.
OPI_Budget-Stuff-for-Students_Kim-Wiens-2

Stop tiptoeing around free higher education

Instead of working slowly and piecemeal towards the end goal of free higher education, let’s just skip right to it and give more Canadians the chance to sharpen their minds. In the end, it will be more than worth it for our nation.
OPI_GSAED-Jobs_1848_Spencer-Murdock

Let graduate students work

Limiting grad students’ right to work hampers the ability of many to pursue graduate degrees as a whole. The policy may be intended to ensure that students focus on their academics, but it also nearly guarantees that more students take on higher levels of student debt, as they are hamstrung in their ability to fund their own education.
WEB_OPI_FGM-Somali-Community_Kim-Wiens

Female genital mutilation is archaic and harmful

I am hopeful that one day these women won’t have to feel uncomfortable raising their voices about this topic. I am hopeful that FGM will one day be a thing of the past. Then, women around the world will have one more reason to celebrate on International Women’s Day.