On Campus

A reporter should always read other papers

On Monday, The Toronto Star was kind enough to provide a nice chart listing the longest strikes in Canadian university history.

The chart informed readers that the longest strike in Canadian university was 123 days at the University of Quebec in 1976-77. The second longest strike was 4 months at Laval University in 1976.

However, if you read The Globe and Mail today, you would been told by their education reporter that “The same group [CUPE 3903] was out for 11 weeks eight years ago, the longest strike ever on a Canadian campus.”

Unless Quebec separated last night, the information is wrong.

That said. I could’ve made the same mistake prior to the Toronto Star article.

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