Opinions

Melissa Lyons, a graduate from the U of O’s teachers’ college and now a local teacher, pens an open letter to Premier Doug Ford in light of recent announcements of cuts to education.

To everyone who has supported us through each transition over the years, thank you for believing in student journalism.

So what exactly constitutes an emergency in the U of O’s eyes? Was an erratic driver not enough cause for concern to warrant a warning to students to stay away from the area where the driver was seen, causing pedestrians to run for their lives?

In an overwhelmed healthcare system and at a time of intense pressure in the academic year, our campus mental health services should have an expanded availability to correspond to the potential increase in students experiencing a crisis.

Vanier does not need outside bureaucrats to put some spit and polish on their main street or marginally improve their homelessness resources. They need entrepreneurial programs, social services, and educational opportunities that recognize the ward’s diversity.

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