Letter: Don’t understate sexual violence through partisan politics

On the evening of Jan. 25, the #MeToo movement came alive in our own backyard as allegations against Patrick Brown, the former Ontario Progressive Conservatives (PC) party leader, surfaced. We watched as his executive team members released consecutive statements that they would be resigning from positions as campaign manager, chief of staff and Ontario PC press secretary. He stood alone at the emergency press conference held at Queen’s Park in the early morning and assured the public that these allegations were “categorically untrue” and since he grew up with sisters, such claims could not be true. He then exited the building quickly, but not before telling the press, “I will be at work in the morning.” Brown then resigned a […]

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Letter: Provincial candidates must better engage youth vote

In about six months, Ontario will hold a general election to determine its next premier. For the Conservatives, this election is a ray of hope to end the 15-year Liberal hold on the Premier’s office with the newly appointed leader of Ontario’s Conservative Party, Patrick Brown. For the Liberals, on the other hand, this election will be a constant parade of the Liberal track record in Ontario as the current Premier, Kathleen Wynne, vies to remain in office. The upcoming election, however, means something different for student voters—many of whom are likely to be voting for the first time. Students, in turn, must decide whether they have any interest in provincial politics and, if so, who they will cast their […]

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