Category: Editorial

We’re still relevant!

Looking back over the past few volumes of The Strand, one may notice a common theme among the final editorials offered by each outgoing EIC. One tends to offer a heartfelt, teary-eyed reflection of the past year, while the other talks about how we, as student journalists, are somehow Still Relevant.

Broken Promises

Why electoral reform would be bad for Canada  On February 1st, Democratic Institutions Minister, Karina Gould, announced to Canadians that the Trudeau government would no longer be pursuing electoral reform, a position that was...

Responsibility to inform

On November 8th, Americans decided to elect an individual whose campaign centred entirely on intolerance, racism, misogyny, and bigotry. Above all, white Americans decided that they were willing to ignore or embrace the intolerance that Donald Trump presented day after day. Many decided that their “economic” interests outweighed those of their fellow citizens, and that they were willing to let a man with total disregard for minorities, women, and LGBTQ+ populations hold the country’s highest office. If there was any doubt that racism was alive and well in America before this election, that doubt has since been put to rest.