October 2020 seems as good a time as ever to launch Interrobang’s first-ever Politics Issue, so that’s what we did.

In this issue, myself and Gazette editor Emily Tayler encouraged our writers to reflect on the political topic of their choice. The results include articles touching on period poverty, the possibility of healthcare privatization in Canada, and graduating into a COVID-19 world.

Our news section also includes a piece on why the U.S. election matters for Canadian students — a question some of you may be wondering as Canada grapples with its own recovery from the pandemic. Here are some key points:

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Poor economic conditions could endanger Canadian students living in the U.S.

Some of the highest-risk areas for COVID-19 in the U.S. and Canada are uncomfortably close to the border

There is potential for violence depending on the outcome of the election, thanks to Trump’s authoritarian rhetoric.

Canadians must keep one eye outward and one inward if we want to get through the next few years, come what may. Opting out of political discussions is no longer a luxury we can afford to have. Ask questions about why things are the way things are, and never stop demanding a better future.

And so it goes,

Angela McInnes

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