Letters

WITH THE OFFICIAL first day of spring coming up, March is a month full of happenings; the mathematical constant 3.14 has a spotlight on the 14th with Pi Day, the Lenten season, and St. Patrick’s Day festivities are on the 17th. So other than the number enthusiasts, Christians, and pub-goers, is there another day in …

DEAR PRESIDENT ALLAN Rock, Last week I and fellow student senator, Hazel Gashoka, wrote to you requesting that you agree to allow students and the public to observe your upcoming cross-examination in the defamation lawsuit of St. Lewis v. Rancourt, which is currently before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. You will be cross-examined by …

Re: Niqab ban oppresses new Canadian citizens (Opinions, March 8) MINISTER JASON KENNEY’S controversial ban on the wearing of the niqab during citizenship ceremonies has been an effective red herring, distracting from the government’s many questionable policies. But it would arguably be acceptable even if he sought to extend the ban toward all public life …

STUDENTS ACROSS THE country are facing barriers to access to post-secondary education. Recently, the Charest government in Quebec passed a proposed increase in tuition fees by 75 per cent over the next five years in their budget, imposing new barriers to students in the province. Though their tuition fees will still remain amongst the lowest …

HAVING BEEN INVOLVED in event planning these past two years through my volunteering within the Health Sciences Student Association, I am surprised to see most political aspects of the upcoming election remaining unknown to your average University of Ottawa student. Having worked within the executive of a student federated body, a clearer picture of what …

AS A CURRENT vp social of one of the many hardworking federated body executives on campus, I find it laughable when candidates running for re-election run on a platform that is the exact opposite of what they achieved in their previous term. MC Noël, candidate for the position of vp social affairs of the Student …

Re: “SFUO election period begins” (News, Jan. 26) ON PAGE 7 of the Jan. 26 issue of the Fulcrum, a cartoon was published that left me feeling alienated. Devin Beauregard’s political cartoon depicted Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) executive members Liz Kessler and Paige Gallette trying to get Sarah Jayne King out …

LIKE MANY STUDENTS, I delight in the occasional snide remark at my rival university. Indeed, much of the content of the “meme war” unfolding on Facebook between the University of Ottawa and Carleton University is harmless and amusing. I was, however, deeply disturbed to discover that my picture had been used as one of these …

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