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    The Link's 2004 CSU Election Quiz

    Tuesday, March 16, 2004 @02:00AM
    CSU elections

    Every year, The Link invites candidates for CSU executive to sit down and take a pop quiz on Concordia and CSU-related trivia. Questions were asked to all slate members as a group with only each other as sources of information, and their responses are given below.

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    The Link's guide to the CSU Council of Representatives

    Tuesday, March 16, 2004 @02:00AM
    CSU elections

    Continuing its tradition of keeping the students informed about candidates, The Link presents information you need to know about candidates running for the CSU Council of Representatives. Each councillor was sent an email message at 1 p.m. on Saturday with 48 hours to respond. The motions they voted on would not be clarified and councillors were not given the chance to explain their votes. Absent or unclear votes were marked as abstentions.

    Councillors who wish to comment on their votes are free to do so below.

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    Board of Governors candidates

    Tuesday, March 16, 2004 @02:00AM
    CSU elections

    This year, with four candidates running for two seats on the Board of Governors, Concordia's highest administrative body, The Link is presenting you with their platforms in an effort to make sure students are well informed.

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    Impeachment scandal in the ECA

    Five VPs resign at last night's council meeting
    Tuesday, March 16, 2004 @02:00AM
    ECA

    Five Engineering and Computer Science Association executives, VP External Affairs Véronique Tokateloff, VP Internal Affairs Ian Reimer, VP Sports Paolo Cortina, VP Marketing & Communication Dominique Simoneau-Ritchie and VP Social Affairs Walter Chan resigned last night after apologizing to ECA President Shahnaj Shimmy for their attempt to have her impeached.

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    Life in exile

    Former PLO terrorist says Israel is righteously occupying Palestine
    Tuesday, March 16, 2004 @02:00AM
    Palestine/Israel Debate

    Walid Shoebat would like to return to the Palestinian territories, but he says he can't.

    "[My father] hates me of course, because, according to Islam, whoever changes his religion—kill him," he said during an interview after a speech he gave organized by the Concordia chapter of Hillel last Wednesday. "My family thinks I deserve to die, I don't think I deserve to die, I love them very much, I want reconciliation with my Muslim family. I want to go back to my home land, I want to go back to my land; my land was taken from me by my own family just because I changed my religion."

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    Big pharma doesn't make the grade

    Protest underlines need for generic drugs
    Tuesday, March 16, 2004 @02:00AM
    News

    Janice Dayle, armed with posters reading " People Over Profits" and "Global Health justice" stood in front of the Complex Guy-Favreau above a crowd and said, "I can go to my room and take a pill, others can't [...] I'll go to conferences and meet people and within a month or two, they're dead."

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    No more salvation

    RCMP breaks long-standing tradition of respecting sanctuary
    Tuesday, March 16, 2004 @02:00AM
    News

    Hundreds of Canadians took to the streets last Tuesday to protest the deportation of refugee rights activist Mohamed Cherfi and called for his repatriation to Canada.

    About two hundred people gathered outside of Immigration Canada offices in Montreal, joining Cherfi's supporters in Quebec City, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa.

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    CSU notes

    Tuesday, March 16, 2004 @02:00AM
    Concordia Student Union

    New Evolution sanctioned

    Chief Electoral Officer Tara Tavender suspended the New Evolution slate for 36 hours last week after a complaint was brought forward that the slate's supporters were acting unethically; in one case, allegations that supporter Stuart Letovsky misled voters about Concordians In Action's plans regarding athletics at Concordia. Another cited an unnamed postering volunteer concerning alleged acts of violence on the first night of postering.

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    Shoulder to shoulder

    Armenians and Tibetans band together in solidarity
    Tuesday, March 16, 2004 @02:00AM
    News

    Armenians and Tibetans, two peoples who "share the same fate," banded together last Friday in a gesture of solidarity.

    "The noble Tibetan people are also victims of injustice and a cultural genocide to this day, while the rest of the world looks on," said Azad Chichmanian, a member of the Ad Hoc Armenian Committee in Support of Tibet-China Negotiations. Like Armenia, Tibet is a "small but proud nation, working hard to gain recognition for crimes against humanity," he added.

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    CSU starts up end-of-year campaigns

    Tuition, fair trade: new causes
    Tuesday, March 16, 2004 @02:00AM
    Concordia Student Union

    With the year quickly coming to an end, this year's executive, Evolution not Revolution, has started up new awareness campaigns at the school. Some of these campaigns include maintaining the tuition freeze and promoting fair trade coffee around campus.

    Students have hailed the executive for the impressive orientation it organized at the beginning of the year, as well as other events like the weekly movie nights and the Winter Carnival. It doesn't get any better than that, does it?

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  • Contributors this issue
    Andrea Belcham, Liza Bichard, Maeve Brooks, Jeff Campbell, Jordan Canning, Christine Chiu, Alex Dobrota, Steve Day, Martin Forgues, Kenny McHedges, M�lanie Hughes, Malin Jordan, Noah Joseph, Kevin Kennedy, Jared Leon, Andrea Pare, Sandra Pavpoloulos, Iuliana Petrescu, Luisa Santos, Ahmad Sahr, Joanna Smith, Alex Redgrave

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