Opinions

The RCMP is a force of colonial bigotry

The bigotry we are witnessing is institutional, systemic, violent, and unjust. No matter how many land acknowledgements are performed, the patterns of the past remain. Indigenous people are treated as…

EDITORIAL | No pipeline against Indigenous consent is a good pipeline

Somehow, the B.C. government has deemed that the Coastal GasLink pipeline is a worth supporting, while the TransMountain pipeline expansion should be condemned. Both pipelines did not get the consent…

NEWS UNSETTLED | We do not negotiate with Indians: B.C.’s Approach to Wet’suwet’en Relations

If we look at history, the “rule of law” is not always just. In the weeks following B.C.’s implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples…

Victoria’s accessible housing is not accessible

"Despite their assertion that Victoria is facing an accessible housing crisis, the city’s housing plan will not be accessible for citizens in the most immediate need."

Saanich’s rental bylaw system puts the onus on students, not landlords

"Saanich’s rental bylaw system, does little to protect students from inadequate housing conditions. Instead, the current system largely holds students — not landlords — responsible for bylaw violations of Saanich…

The unfair public image costs of “policing poverty”

"Should police officers be on the front lines of dealing with people who, for a multitude of reasons, cannot afford housing in Victoria? Of course not. But the answer is…

A misleading solution: “Compostable” plastics are horrible for the environment

Thanks to the demands from eco-conscious consumers in Victoria, compostable plastics are popping up everywhere. But there’s a catch: all compostable plastics are ending up in landfills, where they cannot…

EDITORIAL | Our house(ing market) is on fire

Canada is facing is a crisis, and for that reason we decided to focus our latest issue on housing — to shed a brighter light on those impacted by rising…

(Not so) new kids on the Bloc: the Bloc Québécois’s resurgence in the 2019 Canadian federal election

"The resurgence of the Bloc Québécois in the 2019 federal election isn’t just a momentary spike in populist politics. Instead, the party’s resurgence following a near-decade of disappointing election results…