Posts by Olivier Chagnon

Listen up, old man

With the recent news of a proposed hike in tuition fees by Dalhousie, it’s more important than ever for students to rally and unify against the rising costs of post-secondary education. Education cannot be considered a commodity; it’s a bloody right. I protested in Quebec back in 2012 when Charest proposed a tuition hike and…

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Facebook, Paris and the failure of modern foreign policy

As Paris was up in flames several days ago, so was social media. Facebook erupted and its administrators allowed users to temporarily change profile pictures to show solidarity. They gave people the ability to conduct “security checks on their loved ones living in Paris during the attacks. People went from sharing pictures of the Kardashians…

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Trudeau’s New Approach To Foreign Policy

After Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement that Canada would halt its participation in the bombing campaign in the Middle East, I was happy to finally hear a little common sense in the West’s foreign policy. Our eagerness to fight the Islamic State has led us to quickly jump to the support of any attempt at…

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