The Greatest Heist: Let’s Decolonize Museums! Arts 

The Greatest Heist: Let’s Decolonize Museums!

The colonial giant has pillaged and destroyed everything in its passage in its quest for power, never sparing anyone. Even our art was not safe from its greediness. Today, as the former colonizers hide behind the mask of a repentant angel, they continue to profit off of the stolen art that was taken from us centuries ago.  In 2020, Mwazulu Diyabanza, a Congolese political activist, marched into the Louvre and took an African artifact from the museum, in an attempt to bring it back to its rightful owners. He was…

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La  Loi du Cadenas : Une atteinte à la liberté d’expression Law 

La Loi du Cadenas : Une atteinte à la liberté d’expression

La Cour Suprême du Canada, à maintes reprises, a protégé les droits fondamentaux des Canadiens. Une instance où la Cour a critiqué une loi qui avait comme but l’élimination de la dissidence politique peut être observée lors de l’affaire Switzman c. Elbling et le Procureur-Général de la Province de Québec (1957).  Freda Elbling était une propriétaire d’un appartement qu’elle louait à Max Bailey. Bailey a transféré le contrat à John Switzman, avec l’accord d’Elbling. Un jour, Elbling a informé Switzman qu’elle allait le poursuivre en justice car en amenant des…

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Quong-Wing v. The King: Racism in the Supreme Court of Canada Law 

Quong-Wing v. The King: Racism in the Supreme Court of Canada

The Supreme Court of Canada has created its fair share of injustices. One such injustice occurred in 1914, in the Quong-Wing v. The King case. In 1914, a law existed in Saskatchewan which prohibited individuals of Chinese origin from hiring Caucasian female employees.  Quong-Wing, a Chinese-British citizen owned a restaurant where he employed two white waitresses. Under a statute in the province of Saskatchewan, Mr. Quong-Wing was breaking the law. The consequence of going against the statute was a penalty of one-hundred dollars. A failure to pay the penalty would…

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Feminism & The Colonial Fantasy Women's Month 

Feminism & The Colonial Fantasy

This might not come as a shock to you, but throughout history, men have always had a twisted and tainted view of women, as a tool that has for sole purpose to fulfill their fantasies. Viewing this phenomenon through the lens of colonialism, the objectification of women is increased tenfold. In North Africa, French colonizers saw the Algerian woman as this perfect woman, trapped in a cage by the big bad Algerian that forced her to cover up and to act accordingly. And then comes the white knight who swoops…

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The Price of Being a Woman Women's Month 

The Price of Being a Woman

Sexism can take on various different forms and can be quite discreet in the sense that no one notices them, but it is true that sexism is present in our taxation system. Women in Canada pay a pink tax on personal care products.  The pink tax essentially is added taxes on female personal care products such as shampoo, deodorant, soap, etc. which leaves women paying in total, forty percent more in personal products than what men pay. It is stated that women can pay up to six percent more on…

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The Persons Case: The Day the Supreme Court found women to be unqualified for public duties Women's Month 

The Persons Case: The Day the Supreme Court found women to be unqualified for public duties

Nearly 93 years ago, the Supreme Court of Canada deemed that women were “unqualified persons” to be admitted to the Senate of Canada because the “female sex was found to be too honorable and privileged to have to concern itself with public affairs”.  An ironic and unfortunate statement in many ways especially given the fact that women had the right to vote and run for elections since 1918.  In Edwards v. The Attorney-General of Canada (1928). The five justices on the court were asked by the Governor General, through a…

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The History Of Women’s History Month Women's Month 

The History Of Women’s History Month

For years, “anonymous” has been the pen name of hundreds, dare I say, thousands of women. Women have been pushed aside and reduced to nothing. Credit for their discoveries have been snatched away by men. With Women’s History Month, we are recognizing them and all other women. However, we must not forget racialized women, LGBTQ+ women, disabled women, and any marginalized women.  Also, trans women are real women. If you don’t think so, stop reading this newspaper you terf, you aren’t welcome here.  How did Women’s History Month come to…

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Everything Wrong With Our Anti-Racism Minister Being White News 

Everything Wrong With Our Anti-Racism Minister Being White

Recently, Premier Francois Legault felt that the province needed someone to lead the fight against racism and he apparently had the perfect candidate in mind. The Premier chose environment minister Benoit Charette—who in addition to being white—does not believe that Quebec has a systemic racism problem.  Systemic racism is essentially when racism is upheld in government systems and therefore, in society as a whole. It’s almost ironic for anyone in Legault’s government to say that systemic racism is basically non-existent in Quebec considering that they passed Bill 21 which is…

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The Interviews of VSuccess Campus 

The Interviews of VSuccess

VSuccesses’ interview with Vanier’s Director General John McMahon allows viewers a glimpse into the life of an educator with amassed diverse experiences and interests. He speaks candidly of his experience teaching in Nunavik and the Caribbean, as well as his passion for hockey. Mr. McMahon discusses how his positive influence as a teacher has helped him be happily satisfied in his career as an educator. Making a point to highlight the Vanier graduation ceremonies, he calls attention to their inspirational and impactful nature. Director General McMahon emphasizes the importance of…

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Virtual Sustainability Activity Campus 

Virtual Sustainability Activity

Hey Vanier Students! Are you looking to green up your house, or spaces around your house, or the living area, or maybe your room, but aren’t sure how to? Vanier Sustainability has a virtual workshop set up just for you! Vanier Sustainability is holding a virtual DIY plant propagation & macrame plant holder workshop. The virtual workshop will be held on March 24 at 1 pm. In this workshop you will be able to make your very own macrame plant holder and be able to propagate plants. Supplies for this…

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