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Kevin B Pidgeon

Why Canada needs The Herald

Many readers are probably asking: why?Why did we feel it necessary to sit down and create a conservative newspaper for Canadian universities?There are a lot of reasons that go into this answer. But to summarize, we were tired of campus politics.For months, we had felt ostracized as conservative students. The evidence was all around us that our ideas and our values had no forum to be heard. SSMU Council has, semester after semester, been a repository of centre-left moderates to the most radical and far left ideologues university can offer. This Council used their own repressive “Equity” policy as a bludgeon to silence a pro-life student group who dared to speak what they believe.In a close race for last year’s presidential election, a political liberal and moderate won against an individual closely tied to McGill’s all too powerful radical community.The McGill Daily continues to happily opine against not simply the right wing, but against capitalism, democratic institutions, the Israeli state, and anything remotely related to the right wing. One Daily reader once claimed that the McGill Tribune, a paper with a moderate and centre-left outlook, was the equivalent of Fox News for McGill. This trend has been allowed to continue across Canadian campuses without, at least, center right commentary.All of these elements are held together by a small community of radical activists, tiny communes of those who do not reflect the values of Canadians or even Canadian students. Despite this, they have managed to control the direction of student life. In this goal they have gone almost totally unopposed.Not anymore.This paper is for the moderate. In a country that has elected a Conservative government, conservative values of free speech, democratic reform, and small government are not simply debated. They are widely accepted, and a large part of the Canadian electorate… Read More