Kevin O’Leary bashes Trudeau in speech at Carleton

Kevin O’Leary, one of 14 candidates running for leadership of the Conservative party, spoke at Carleton on March 18. The event, held in the Kailash Mital theatre, was co-hosted by the Carleton Conservatives, together with the University of Ottawa Campus Conservatives. O’Leary spoke about Canada’s economy and how he would improve it, if elected prime minister. O’Leary said he was motivated to run for the leadership when he saw Canada’s economic growth slowing. He referred to his own success as an entrepreneur out of university, and said “Canada was on fire . . . Today, it’s dead.” He said he believes young people in Canada should have the same opportunities he had growing up, but said jobs are becoming harder […]

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SAIA hosts Israeli Apartheid Week

Carleton’s chapter of Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) is hosting Israeli Apartheid Week at Carleton from March 13 to 18.  Samiha Rayeda, the volunteer, outreach and programming co-ordinator at the Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG), one of the sponsors of the week, said the goal of the week is mainly education and to “encourage students at Carleton and students all over the world to participate and support Palestinian solidarity.” She said she hopes the week will open discussions around the issue of Palestinian human rights and added the response to the week is “generally very positive.” According to the event’s Facebook page, Israeli Apartheid Week seeks to raise awareness about Israel’s policies towards Palestinian people and to build support […]

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Carleton fraternity holds walk to remember the Holocaust

Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi), a fraternity at Carleton, organized We Walk to Remember, an event to commemorate Holocaust victims, on March 5.    Zachary Novack, a fourth-year geology student and member of AEPi, said the event is held internationally across the different chapters that are part of his fraternity, but this is the first time his chapter has organized one in Ottawa.   AEPi is an international Jewish fraternity and was founded in 1913, according to its website. The fraternity has 15 chapters across Canada, and 171 chapters across the United States and other parts of the world. Novack said the importance of the event was to remember and educate people about the Holocaust. He added the event is typically held on […]

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CUSA forms sexual violence support committee

The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) has announced they will be creating a Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Framework Committee to deal with gaps they feel exist in the university’s sexual violence policy. Caitlin Salvino, chair of the committee, said the focus will be to change the culture on campus regarding how people understand sexual violence. CUSA president Fahd Alhattab said the committee was created to respond to student reaction to the sexual violence policy. “Obviously, we know many students were not happy with the final draft . . . Many students wanted some changes,” he said. In an email to students, CUSA said, “We are disappointed by the administration’s unwillingness to reform the university’s Sexual Violence Policy to be […]

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CUPE 4600 files no board report

The Canadian Union for Public Employees (CUPE) Local 4600, which represents Carleton’s contract instructors and teaching assistants, has filed a no board report, meaning they will be legally allowed to go on strike. Janne Cleveland, a member of the union and part of CUPE 4600’s media committee, said a board report is filed when one or both of the parties feels negotiations are not going anywhere. Essentially, the report means that CUPE 4600 believes negotiations have failed. It also means the union is one step closer to striking. The union can legally strike 17 days after the no board report was filed on Feb.10. According to Cleveland, the union has been bargaining for seven months with very little to show […]

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