MAGE-UQAC changes Halloween party theme over worries about cultural appropriation

November 1, 2021
The association étudiante de l’Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (MAGE-UQAC) has chosen to change the theme of its Halloween party, which initially had a Day of the Dead theme. The Journal de Montréal says that the decision was made because of concerns around cultural appropriation and causing offence. The leadership apologized after reviewing the situation and requested that those attending the party be careful about their choices of costumes. QC Minister of Education Jean-François Roberge has denounced the decision, saying that it was “self-censorship.” Journal de Montréal (1) | Journal de Montréal (2) (QC)