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Scotland: A Year Later

Friday 18th September marked a year since Scotland voted on whether it was to become an independent country. To this day, many wonder just how far exactly the United Kingdom has come in those twelve months. The deafening hype over the matter back then, was

The Costs of Legalizing Uber in Montreal

The San Francisco technological company Uber Technologies Inc. with the slogan “available locally, expanding globally” has reached over 60 countries — yet the legal status of Uber is still the subject of debate in Montreal. Uber is currently in a legal limbo status; it is

Constant Advancement of Electric Cars

Electric car production is not a fad — it is a growing industry. Tesla motors have started, what some would call, a revolution in car manufacturing; they have accelerated the industry beyond investor expectations. This industry is growing both in the US and all across North America. The

Divest McGill

First, it was Stanford. Then Oxford and Georgetown, MIT and the University of California, and now, dozens of other student bodies have begun to lay their fossil fuel concerns right at the feet of their respective university boards — especially here in Montreal.  By now,

Interest Rates Hold…For The Time Being

On October 8th, the United States Federal Reserve released its Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) minutes for the month of September, revealing its diagnoses of American and global markets as well as its rational for the decision to hold interest rates low. After six years

Volkswagen Scandal: The Demise of Diesel

Only a few weeks ago, the infamous Volkswagen scandal was at the hub of every conversation. News stations all over the United States blew up as the US Environmental Protection Agency discovered that hundreds of thousands of Volkswagen vehicles are currently emitting over 40 times