Democracy & Cultural Diversity F2017

Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by Camillebouchard on December 3, 2017
                  After 49ers player Colin Kaepernick knelt down during the US national anthem in 2016 to protest racial injustices and police brutality, many other players and supporters have joined the wave of protest. To this day, many who are against this protest argue that it is not the place for sports players to include political issues into a game that is only there for their entertainment. Although no sanctions have been put on players who protest by kneeling during the national anthem, many people have expressed their disagreement towards the gesture.

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by Camillebouchard on December 3, 2017
The kirpan, a ceremonial dagger carried by the Sikh at all times, has always been the subject of an ongoing dispute concerning the safety surrounding it. Recently, it has been made public that Kirpans would be allowed on planes, although with some restrictions; the ceremonial blade, when carried on planes, can only be at a length of six centimeters or less. In the article published by CBC, the support of Sikh organization towards the allowance of Kirpans on planes is highlighted.

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by MishelAtaev on December 3, 2017
It is currently an age where the rise of technology is exponential compared to previous decades. The ways we use to travel, communicate and spend/earn money. We are in an age were cryptocurrency is on the rise, the most valued one being Bit Coins. Bit Coins are as of 3rd of December 2017 worth around $14 000 CAD per Bit Coin, only a week ago the currency was at a ratio of 1:11 000 Bit Coin to CAD. China, one of the countries with the largest population on Earth seem to have predicted the rise of this currency, as they have banned Cryptocurrency just 3 months ago.

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by alexlabrosse on December 3, 2017
The issue involving police brutality and racism in the United States of America. In response the racism and brutality, mainly towards people of color, professional athletes from the National Football league. This issue has been going on for many months now, and to some it is an actual issue, for others, a way of expressing themselves. This article talks about Donald Trump’s view on the subject which is a very bold one. He recently said “The American public is fed up with the disrespect the NFL is paying to our country, our flag, and our National Anthem.

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by Brianna on December 3, 2017
A few weeks ago, the Quebec legislature created a motion that all store clerks must only address customers with "bonjour" instead of "bonjour/hi" which is heard most often in Montreal. The Parti Quebecois argues that far too many store clerks are speaking both French and English to their customers and also points out that "bonjour" is the most perceived word in the French language.

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by alexlabrosse on December 3, 2017
The issue of being allowed to wear the traditional ceremonial dagger named the “Kirpan” has been an ongoing debate hear in Quebec over the past little while. This issue has been especially controversial when debating whether it should or should not be allowed in schools. The following article describes why the law was overturned, and how today Sikh students are allowed to wear their religious ceremonial dagger in school. This issue arose because of a 12-year-old Sikh boy who was denied by the Quebec schoolboard from wearing his Kirpan.

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by Eva Castro on December 3, 2017
  A religieuse object or a weapon? 

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by alexlabrosse on December 3, 2017
The debate on pit bulls and mixed breed dogs around my town, Greenfield Park (Longueuil) has been an on-going debate for roughly the past 2 years. Now, the city of Longueuil has been pushing to ban pit bulls and pit bull mixes all together. If one does not hold a licence to own a pit bull, then they may not own one. I see this as a step in the right direction, as well as something that didn’t even have to be done. On one hand, pit bulls have been seen to be generally unpredictable and occasionally dangerous, and I see this ban to be put in place simply to protect the general public.

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by alexlabrosse on December 3, 2017
The issue involving gun control in America has been talked about for decades. This measure discussed in the article, is the first gun-related legislation to move in congress since two mass shooting that occurred: Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs, Texas. The law is a gun right legislation that would “allow concealed carry permit holders from one state to legally carry their guns to another state,”.

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by alexlabrosse on December 3, 2017
This first issue to be further analyzed has been a reoccurring issue being brought up very often in the province of Quebec. The issue relating to the religious clothing Islamic people in particular wear has been a topic seen as a disturbance. The article title clearly states the topic of discussion, the headline being “I should see your face, and you should see mine”. The article describes changes in the Bill 62, which basically forces anyone giving or receiving public services, to do so with their faces uncovered.

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by PProvencher on December 3, 2017
This article looks at the pros and cons that freedom of speech present. Freedom of Speech is something that has been an important part of the history, and still is something very important in society to this day. Being able to speak freely has its advantage and here are some of them. First freedom of speech enable you to express yourself and your personal thoughts, it allows you to say what you want, when you want, without any worries about having to pay fines or being jailed. Another good aspect freedom of speech bring to the table is protection against special interest.

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by kaylaleonard on December 3, 2017
Should marital rape be criminalized? This article highlights why it should be. It shows how one out of every five married men in India has non-consensual sex with their wives. Marital rape is not an offense in India under Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code. This code protects men, who won’t get tried for raping their wives. The center opposed to having a law against marital rape because they believe it could cause harassment against husbands.

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by kaylaleonard on December 3, 2017
This is an article about the debate on abortion between pro-choice, and pro-life. This debate has gone on for a long time after the US Supreme Court passed a law on it is a fundamental right to humans in 1973. For people who believe they are pro-choice, they state that abortion is a right and that it should not be limited or banned by any authority figure, including governments as well as religions. It’s believed that if abortion wasn’t a fundamental right, women would seek unsafe abortion treatment which could put them in an immense amount of danger.

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by kaylaleonard on December 3, 2017
After recent controversy over the topic of taking a knee, Eric Reid decided to explain his position on the issue. In the article posted by New York Times, an explanation was given on why Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid decided to take a knee. They explain how in early 2016 they were watching a great number of unarmed black men getting murdered. These posts surfaced on social media and they made both men deeply emotional, especially coming across one, which happened in Reid’s hometown. He takes this action personally because any of his family members could have been affected.

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1 year 7 months ago

In this case, Spain is obstructing the freedom of the Catalonian people, which defines civil right on a basic level, so it is clear to me who is to blame here.

1 year 7 months ago

I believe that if weed would be legal and controlled by the state they would make it cleaner and less available to criminals who lace their marijuana with the stuff that make people sick, criminals are always going to find illegal substances so the best we can do is take their business away from them

1 year 7 months ago

Great article! But I think that freedom of speech should be given to everyone and shoudn't be denied to those who only share different opinion.

Reply to: Quebec's Bill 62
1 year 7 months ago

I think that for identification purposes they should always remove their niqab, but on the plane, they should be able to keep it on until landing. It would be disrespectful to force them to remove it during the whole flight. However, I think that another aspect of the issue is related to the fact that some people need to see the ones around them. I know that there is some people that do not feel secure when they can't see the face of their seat neighbor. I already experience a situation where somebody stopped me in the metro and asked me to remove my scarf so that he could see my face.
Do you think that this Bill has to do with our culture and our need to identify the people around us?

1 year 7 months ago

I agree with you. I don't think that people should be refused things just because they have a religious symbol on their body. It's important that everyone has the option of expressing their religious beliefs. Wearing your religious gear isn't hurting anybody. If ever needed, it should be allowed to ask for an identity check and removal of the religious garment for a minute, but they should be allowed to take public transport even if they're wearing it. If ever thought to be in danger, they should have to remove their symbol, but they shouldn't be refused public aid because of it. Even though I'm not affected by the bill, I still have a strong opinion on the issue, because I know people who are affected by it.

1 year 7 months ago

I agree how we shouldn't compare gun control in Canada and the US. We are our own country, and we don't need to be relying on another country's statistics to fix our own problems. Gun control should be used in Canada, and it should be monitored. Criminals shouldn't have access, as well as mentally unstable people to stop future possible attacks that could happen if both parties were issued guns. It should also be extremely limited, meaning people can't just walk into a store and buy a gun on the spot. I believe that if people as if they need a gun, they should be allowed to access one, but would need to be deemed fit to have one.

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