Democracy & Cultural Diversity F2017

Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by INeedSleep on December 14, 2017
This article discuses the inequality aboriginal women are continuing to face in British nb Colombia. It focuses on inaction towards the missing and murdered women in Vancouver and the surrounding area by presenting examples of this claim. The author believes that these women lives are viewed unequally   starts off the article by presenting a case from the 1990’s. In which a pig farmer named Robert William Pickton was able to prey on women from the impoverished Downtown East side for over ten years when the case was first opened.

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by INeedSleep on December 14, 2017
This article talks about something that touches millions of people across North America; the poverty trap that is minimum wage.  The authors believe that minimum wage should be brought up to at least fifteen dollars an hour in order to allow people to actually be able to use their money. They talk about Bill 33, which would raise the minimum wage by fifteen cents. With such a low increase rate if this bill had been put in place our minimum wage would be much less than it is now. They then go on and talk about how many of the minimum wage workers in Manitoba are women with children.

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by INeedSleep on December 14, 2017
This article talks about the differences between reconciliation and accommodation in Quebec. The author starts out by talking about how people can be easily swayed to believe something when it comes from a form of authority such as a Politian or a known media source in the form of a journal or a show. He then goes on to talk about how the Bouchard-Taylor report of reasonable accommodations seems to have failed in finding out the reason for why we have this malaise and tension in the air.

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by INeedSleep on December 14, 2017
This article talks about an architectural phenomenon that is popping up in numerous cities, in this case London. The author starts off by giving their view on these ‘deterrents’ by saying how awful they are. In cities across North America and Europe buildings and other structures have started to be equipped with inch long spikes covering flat surfaces or dividers in the middle of a bench. The author talks about the two opposing views in concern to this problem.

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by INeedSleep on December 14, 2017
This article talks about how lead poisoning in cities such as Chicago, Michigan, Detroit, Flint and many more. This toxic stress has become a threat to the children futures. The author goes on to say that lead is an environmental, social and economic injustice that is entirely preventable. And that in case such as Flint the injustice only widened as more time went by. The city of Flint has been the center of a known water crisis for quite some time now.

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by INeedSleep on December 14, 2017
The author of this article starts off by talking about how Xenophobia is on the rise as more and more right-wing nationalist gain favor in elections. This has caused democratic values to come under attack. She goes on to say that since Trump’s election he has tried to set a travel ban for seven Muslim-majority countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen). This ban would block refugees, immigrants and visitors from them to the united states.

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by Frederic_Demers on December 10, 2017
In the article Trudeau Vowed to Legalize Marijuana Across Canada by July. It Hasn’t Been that Easy by Alan Freeman, introduces the subject of Canada being the first country to ever industrialize marijuana nation wide. Trudeau when elected, had promised it’s legalization and has said it would be legalized by July 2018. Although most people agreed with his decision and supported it, many people have become skeptic because of warnings made by police chiefs and psychiatrists.

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by emillyorsini on December 8, 2017
A 46 year old man was arrested for a hate crime attack on a public Canada train line. The man threatened to kill and cause harm to muslims. A young muslim teen on the train was a victim of this man. She claimed the man got up screaming and swearing at her due to the fact she was wearing a hijab. The muslim teen was targeted by this man because of the hijab which led the man to hit her across her face. In a train full of people, only one person stepped up to help the teen and did not leave until the police and paramedics came.

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by emillyorsini on December 8, 2017
  A 16 year old teen from Saskatoon is being charged for the murder of a six-week old baby. The teen confessed in great detail to her crime in court. She explained how she strangled, hit, kicked in the head and, stabbed a nail into the baby’s face. She expressed to the police that she had let her anger out on the baby, that she was tired of life and got mad and took it out on the infant.

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by emillyorsini on December 7, 2017
  Psychiatric facilities in British Columbia need to rebuild their mental health systems for being unethical with patients. Mental health facilities allowed staff to constrain patients with no explanations, they denied patients the right to have a lawyer and, took away clothing from patients as a way of discipline. The “Operating in Darkness” report states the provincial Mental Health Act allows patients in confinement to be restrained to their beds, giving unwanted drug treatments and, losing their right to cloths.  

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by emillyorsini on December 7, 2017
In the Canadian coastal regions, many reports have been made about the burden of climate change. From storms, rising sea levels and, the melting icebergs causes liability to the coasts around Canada. Not only the flooding of coastal cities will occur but, it's stated that Nova Scotia is in the path of becoming completely covered  by arctic waters. Canada and other cities around the world are going to see tragic events due to climate change and the rising waters. Climate change will cause loss to many in coastal areas and also billions of dollars in damage.

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by alexRN on December 5, 2017
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by alexRN on December 5, 2017
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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by alexRN on December 5, 2017
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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
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1 month 1 week ago

I agree i still cant believe he was elected and i find his behavior to be complexly unprofessional. when someone talks about him in a negative light he lashes out on twitter. it is kind of embarrassing to watch to see an adult be so reactive to comments. as president he represent the country so his behavior is not what he should be presenting himself as. His PR team must have heart attacks whenever he touches his phone. So yeah i do not think he should remain in office and if they start moving the impeachment forward good for them. Some people just are not cut out for all that responsibility. Why is it so hard for him to understand this?

1 month 1 week ago

i agree with what you have said in analyzing this article. i find that mental illness has become a glorified trend and then mocked in movies and shows. For example, just look at Netflix's 13 Reasons Why, it was a show of a girl who got depressed and angry and we listen to her paranoia towards events that happens in her life and in the end we see her kill herself on screen. the depression was just used as a prop in the show, they did not talk about it nor did they talk about ways to help. it was a glorified mess and showed mentally ill people inn a negative light. the movie Split that came out not too long ago also did mentally ill people dirty. social media truly loves to uses it as a quirk or something they can get money off of. which really angers me since at the end of the day they do not have to deal with mental health issues and if they do they are playing themselves. When will people start to take mental health seriously?

1 month 1 week ago

I agree with your view on him being a hypocrite. in my opinion every time he opens his mouth to speak it is an embarrassment to all 50 states whether they know it or not. There is no way that seeing the dead children immediately change his opinion on bombing them. Pictures have been circulating around for months of the damage and tragedy that has fallen on the country. It all seems way to convenient for him to say this then drop the Muslim ban. If he really had a change of heart he would have looked into ways to help the people still stuck there not lock the door. How far will his PR team have to go in order to make him actually look like a politician? Because that is all that was.

1 month 1 week ago

I agree with your views on this dilemma. Although the solution is a bit extreme it is not without provocation. Did they honestly think no one would find out? It is very unjust for the other countries playing fairly. then again they could be the first of many to use the drugs in order to win. in my opinion that just shows desperation, if you were so gifted to given a place on your country's Olympic team why do you need drugs to do well? I think that the drug tests they have should be more vigilant and evolve along with the drugs. But if that happens and more are caught cheating, when does it even stay for the game and start being about egos?

1 month 1 week ago

I agree with your point of view about the referendum. I think that they should be allow to cast the vote for Independence in a democratic way. If the people feel like they are alienated by the rest of the countries culture they should have the right to this vote. for my knowledge they have their own language, culture and traditions. So it would be only fair to let them go through with the vote without the treat of being terrorized by the government and arrested. Which leads me to question why Spain is so against their independence?

1 month 1 week ago

I like that you have chose an article on mental health since it is something a lot of people suffer from and so it is important to talk about. Therefore, i agree with your point of view since it is something that get hidden under the rug most of the time. people with mental health issues have been subjected to horrible conditions and abused by those who were supposed to help them for the longest time and one would think that in this day and age that would stop. apparently not, which makes me sad because as someone who has mental health issues i have also had horrible experiences with people who were supposed to help and support me. and it does make it harder to go back and seek treatment and to talk to someone when a person has gone through that. It just makes me wonder when will the government or local communities take mental health seriously? They only seem to for a while once someone dies.

1 month 2 weeks ago

I strongly agree with you and the article. I think it is really important that women have the right to choose if they want to abort or not. Mistake or not, things happen and i think women should not be ashamed of it. If i women takes the decision to not keep a baby because she cant, it should not be considered as wrong, yet a strong move. It is not easy, as we all know to have a child so if a women decides that she is incapable to keep a child, its usually for the best of the child. Making that decision to keep it or not is probably already not easy as is, so women should not be shamed for whatever she decides. If a women knows she cannot feed her baby and this is her only option, they why should it considered wrong? A person who judges a women for her descions to me is arrogant. Being in that position is not easy, so a women should be allowed to do what she pleases with her body, no matter what.

Reply to: Nice Dogs Only
1 month 2 weeks ago

I think is it unfair to place a law only focusing on pitbulls. Like you said, any dog can have such behaviour depending on the owner. If the wish to put a law to protect neighbouhoods, they should put it for all dogs. All dogs require training and good treatment to not be aggresive, its common sense. If you treat your animal right it will never fight back. Pitbulls require the same kind of attention like any other dog. Knowing this, i strongly believe that there should be a law made for every dog and not just pitbulls because it is just unfair.

1 month 2 weeks ago

I agree with what youve said and i believe store clerks should greet their customers with bonjour/hi. I know we live in Quebec and the first language is french but, we also live in Canada making Canadas first language english so both languages should be presented. Canada is a multicultural country who is very diversed so i think it is important to allow eveyone to feel equal. If we only presented french, in my opinion it makes Canada seem weak. The more we are diverved, the more we should consider others. If we only present one language it makes it unfaur for everyone else. Being that we live in Canada i belive it is important to present both languages so everyone can understand and feel welcomed.

1 month 2 weeks ago

i agree with the statements youve pointed out. Your are right to say that it is wrong for the media to make unrealistic views on metal health making a bad example for the younger viewers. Mental illness should not be romaticised without having any evidence on it. I agree with you that people should educate themselves abit more to this subject because of the miscnceptions to it. Mental illness should not be seen as beautiful not on the media or even in school. People who suffer from these illness would probably say otherwise.

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