Posts Categorized: Opinions

Restrictions on private health care in Canada are unconstitutional

18.3 weeks. That was the median wait time in Canada between getting a referral from a general practitioner to receiving the treatment in 2015, according to the Fraser Institute. Yet, the Canada Health Act’s main goal is to “protect, promote and restore the physical and mental well-being of residents of Canada.” It’s ironic, then, that… Read more »

Don’t think twice: Dylan deserves the Nobel

On Oct. 13, it was announced that Bob Dylan would be the recipient of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature — the first American in 22 years, and the first musician ever, to receive the award. And while Dylan certainly appeals to many as a musician, the idea that he was the best choice for a prize… Read more »

Kellie Leitch’s Canadian values crusade crumbles under scrutiny

In early September, Conservative Party MP Kellie Leitch began her campaign for leadership of the party. In doing so, she has purposed that one of her main focuses as a party leader is immigration, particularly through screening newcomers for what she deems “anti-Canadian values.” While Leitch has a strong stance on protecting Canadians, she has… Read more »

EDITORIAL: When it comes to LNG, we don’t need a ‘yaaas’ man

Ah, to go back to the simpler days of last year’s federal election. Justin Trudeau, having campaigned on the promise of rebuilding a nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous peoples and “real change” for Canadians, was elected Prime Minister, with his Liberal Party of Canada taking the reigns of parliament for the first time since 2006, when… Read more »

UVic Mobile app still has a ways to go

This summer, UVic released an updated version of their mobile app that connects new and current students to campus life. After the latest update in 2013, students have been waiting for a new way to check their My Page information on a mobile device that doesn’t leave stuff cut off with the screen. And for… Read more »

Let’s stop hating on pumpkin spice

Sarah Finley is a contributing writer at The Peak, Simon Fraser University’s student paper. This article was originally published on Sept. 12. BURNABY — It’s not often that I find myself defending corporations and their capitalist ploys, but when I read Brian Hickey’s article in the PhillyVoice titled “Enough with the pumpkin-spice craze, sheeple” — yes, Hickey really used the… Read more »

Students deserve a better controversy than #MakeUVicLitAgain

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re smack in the middle of Campus Kickoff season, which means you’re being bombarded from all sides with a slightly unhealthy overload of school spirit. And that’s okay. Back-to-school festivities are great for newbies to get acclimated to an unfamiliar environment, and soften the blow for returning students who… Read more »