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Letters: Month of June

Re: “Fighting words: photo exhibit on indigenous oppression inspires conversation,” May 26, 2014 The problem with the CJPME’s photo exhibit was only alluded to with one short phrase in May’s Martlet story. “…Accusations that the Palestinian component of the exhibit does not give adequate coverage to the Israeli perspective…” doesn’t do justice to the distortion… Read more »

Letters: Month of May

Re: “Out of the classroom and into the real world,” May 8, 2014 I understand Mr. Schwartz’s desire to level with us young-adults—I can envision him, sitting in his backwards chair, calling us “Champ,” and telling us to huddle up and pop a squat. Behind the cool references to Candy Crush and Breaking Bad (how… Read more »

Policing youth radicalization

“Officer, please, can you come and pick up my 14-year-old son? He’s exhibiting symptoms of ‘radicalization.’ The front page of the March 4th National Post instructed me to turn over my children if we thought they might be having symptoms of ‘radicalization.’ No one knows what ‘radicalization’ means, so I looked it up. Radical means to return… Read more »

Cyclist enforcement drama

I’m writing about a situation I witnessed on March 12 in the UVic bus exchange, between two police officers and a student on her bike. It was around noon and quite busy with students waiting for buses and walking back and forth. All of a sudden, a large police vehicle sped into the area, entering the wrong way,… Read more »

Letters: Week of March 6

UVic Greens’ Statement on the UVSS Election March 3rd, 2014 The UVic Greens would like to extend a big thank you to all the candidates for running for student government and responding to our questions. As a campus club, the UVic Greens commends Link’s position on fossil fuel divestment. Their strong commitment and motivation to… Read more »

Letters: Week of February 27

Refocus on ferries On Feb. 5, the B.C. government released its report on a round of public consultations on ferry service. The report states that a majority of respondents opposed the government’s plans to cut service, introduce gambling, and eliminate the seniors’ discount. Nevertheless, the government announced that it would proceed with its plans anyway… Read more »

Canada already agrees

I would like to express my full support for Ezra Karmel’s Jan. 23 article, “Hamas is not al-Qaeda,” and I believe his position is also supported by a Supreme Court Justice’s opinion. In September 2010, Supreme Court Justice Richard Mosley ruled on the case of the Federal Government barring British MP George Galloway from entering… Read more »

Oak Bay deer going way of the rabbit

Remember the rabbits? The darlings of campus which were all of a sudden no longer dear to the administration’s heart? Well, a similar fate is going to be happening to the deer we see on campus and the various communities in the CRD. First up to bat is Oak Bay, with their “let’s kill them… Read more »

Leering is Legal

Re: “Sexual harassment in clubs,” Jan. 9, 2014 Contrary to Ms. Pace’s assertion and leaving aside the question of when a stare becomes a leer, unless our Criminal Code has been radically expanded, I would suggest that a man does in fact have the right to look, stare, peer, ogle, leer, gape at, and/or think… Read more »

Help Philippines disaster relief

As the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan’s aftermath continues to affect the Philippines, the Filipino community here in Victoria asks that you think of the victims there. As a part of the worldwide community, we are all affected by this tragedy. Please think of offering your help to the relief efforts currently underway in the country…. Read more »