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by charlescarriercote on April 1, 2014
As each and every educated person knows, Pakistan and Quebec have both been marked with nationalist movements in their history. The distinction between the two is that Pakistan is done with it, now being a country of its own and independent of India, while many Quebecers still fight for their beloved province to become a country separated from Canada. However, many similarities are in fact found between the the Muslims of India before they separated from it and the current French-speaking people of Quebec. As B.R.

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by noemieviau on March 31, 2014
Over the last centuries, India/Pakistan and Quebec/Canada have experienced very similar situations. For instance, the British conquered them both, which made Muslims and Hindus evolve together just like Quebecers and English Canadians did at a certain point in time due to the British colonialism/imperialism (Gandhi). Following these events, those different countries and their different nationalist movements have experienced political, social, cultural, and spiritual problems dealing with the phenomena of majority and minority.

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by Simon Mailloux on March 31, 2014
One can observe that there many similarities between India/Pakistan and Quebec/Canada. This brief response will concentrate only on the Hindu/Muslim conflict and English/French speaking Canadians conflict. Throughout history, French Canadians have always been a minority in Canada while the Muslims have always been a minority in India. These two groups of people have always lived surrounded by a majority of people, the English Canadians and the Hindus, respectively. From these two minority groups (or nation) political leaders have risen with ideas concerning nationalism.

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by Matthew Pellicer on February 16, 2014
In my opinion, religion should be present in society. I believe that it is part of the various cultures and it is quite an important aspect. I believe that it is part of our backgrounds and what makes us unique individuals and helps shape our views on the world. I believe that an important aspect of having religion be a part of society is having people accept each other’s differences and that it is one of the ways to eliminate hatred too. I believe that religion itself shouldn’t be put into law but a lot of our laws are based on religion and it is just logical for them to do so.

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by Alexisjoh96 on February 14, 2014
Through taking a look at a variety of societies throughout the world, a clear distinction may be made between the ones where religion plays an important role and the ones where religion has taken a step back. Some societies have religious public schools which is the norm in their beliefs but in our society, Quebec has made a clear separation between religious beliefs and education. From my rather atheist point of view, I do not believe religious beliefs should hold their importance in a student’s educational life.

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by Alexisjoh96 on February 14, 2014
Through taking a look at a variety of societies throughout the world, a clear distinction may be made between the ones where religion plays an important role and the ones where religion has taken a step back. Some societies have religious public schools which is the norm in their beliefs but in our society, Quebec has made a clear separation between religious beliefs and education. From my rather atheist point of view, I do not believe religious beliefs should hold their importance in a student’s educational life.

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by Sarah B. on February 13, 2014
Each person should have his own rules about the place of religion in his live. Each individual is different and this diversity is very important. Consequently, it is impossible that everybody believes in the same thing. It is normal to say that different societies have different believes. However, the place of religion in one particular society cannot be the same for everybody because some people may be less practicing than others and some may believe in no religion at all. Rules about religion cannot be put into law if they have not the same meaning for everyone in the community.

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by Amanda C on February 13, 2014
Considering we live in a multicultural country, we accept many different types of cultures/religions. I believe that we should allow others to practice their religion as freely as they wish to do so. However, they should do so in a respectful and proper matter. This can be an advantage to our society because it will allow diversity and it can lead to others being opened-minded. In its own way, religion provides us with many life lessons and can guide an individual.

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by marc-antoine côté on February 12, 2014
I think that there are advantages and disadvantages of having many religions in a society. The main advantage is that it helps us learn about different cultures, which means that people are more likely to accept different worldviews because they will have been exposed to many points of view when growing up. Also, this causes our population to be more diversed. The most commun disadvantage to a multicultural society is that it is hard to please everyone, such as minorities who want special accommodations like having their religious holidays or having the right to carry a kirpan.  

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by gab15478 on February 12, 2014
Today, we are living in a society where freedom and equality are both important values. In our multucultural society, we need to accept each other and respect their beliefs. I think that religion in our society must be respected, but she should never inluence or rule a government. The state should be in a neutral position, because it represents everybody, which is jude catholic or muslim. A country where the state is neutral and where religions don`t rule the governement is more free and democra  tic, because the population is never influenced or controled by the religion.

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by MathieuGrover on February 12, 2014
Having many religions in society brings disadvantages because some don't share the same values and beliefs which could lead to conflicts. There's a lot of judgement and conflicts created because of those different values and beliefs. There is even some extremists in some religions that come to a point of committing disastrous acts. Those are mostly conflicts between the religions. Education and other important aspects in life are affected by many religions. Should we teach religions? Which ones? Should the ostentatious signs be aloud at school, in sports?

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by MarcSirois on February 12, 2014
I believe that religion holds a very important place in society, especially in Canada. The country is renowned for its multiculturalism and acceptance of immigrants. This is great for our culture and aids the raising of a modern and accepting generation. However, with more and more people practicing more and more different religions, conflicts are more probable to happen. Such disagreements often occur between highly religious groups and the secular population. They can range from minor to major.

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by frederiqueforget on February 12, 2014
Religion’s place in the society is a big debate today. With the charter of values, religion’s place is being debated even more. Personally, I believe that religion should have a certain role in the society but I would rather advocate that its role should only be a spiritual role. Religion should not have an impact on government’s decisions and on the way people live their lives, because not everyone sees life in the same way. Society should not be guided by beliefs. Indeed, society should be secular according to me.

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by Brianli on February 12, 2014
     I think that religion does not take priority in a society. The reason is, religion offers hope to people and gives an identity to the community, but the society can function without it. For example, basic needs such as electricity, water and food are usually not provided by the religion. I believe that people should not be forced to pick a religion because if they do not believe, they will not gain any benefit from it. Therefore, I think that religion should be joined voluntarily and not required by law.

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by Éloïse Corbin on February 12, 2014
I think that religion should not be omnipresent in society and control everything. Since a few years, some societies have a tendency to promote their religion by denying certain rights of other religions. I believe that today everyone should be able to practice his or her religion if it does not prevent others from practicing theirs. Today we should try to take what’s good in every religion and live all together.

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by Jsquesnel on February 12, 2014
In my view, religion should be something personal. If one of the main goals of religion is the respect, then it means that it’s the respect of the person you are but also of the others around you. You must respect them and not impose your beliefs to others. The society today shouts that we are more tolerant, that we have made progress and that we are more open to other religions…it's true, the problem is that this “open mind” creates conflicts in the society. When everybody has its own beliefs, everyone thinks they own the truth.

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by raphaelledion on February 12, 2014
In my opinion, having different religions in our society brings cultural richness. Being exposed everyday to a diverse population allows one to become more tolerant towards people with different values and beliefs. Mixed religions in a society bring people to be open-minded. However, in order for society to function well, one must live his religion privately without trying to convert others. Of course, religions should not control our society because people are allowed to hold the beliefs they consider to be right.

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by Monique Amelinckx on February 12, 2014
Society in constantly changing, people today live their lives differently than 50 years ago.  An important aspect of people's lives is religion.  So what should the place of religion in society be?  In this big country that Canada is, rich in culture diversity and with it comes different religions.  The best thing we should do as citizens is to respect each individual's religious expression.  Why?  Because, "[i]n Canada, the state ha straditionally partnered with faith communities to promote social welfare, harmony and mutual respect" (Her majesty the Queen in Right of Canada 3).  It is cle

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by Catherine Tessi... on February 12, 2014
In my opinion, religion in today’s society should remain a private matter and should not be integrated into politic and/or business management. Indeed, if we take a look at the past few years, Quebec struggled with religious issues because religious authorities affected the political decision making process and as a result, certain decisions that were intended to ensure the well-being of society were religiously driven. In other words, mixing politic and religion led to the creation of complex problems and the cost of human rights.

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5 years 6 months ago

Child metal health is very present in today's society. Parents do not realize the impact they have on their child and the problem of child neglect can lead to mental sequels. During all the semester, I have done many researches on child abuse and the mental health issue was one of the main problems related to that topic. Another problem related to child abuse is the impact of stressful events in the future life of the child. As you mentioned, cases of abuse should be detected early on to decrease the risks of mental sequels.

5 years 6 months ago

You volunteer for a very important cause. I am very interested in helping child that were abused and neglect but as you mentioned, even older people need help. Even if your volunteer was not directly related to neglect and abuse, you were able to do something to make their life easier. It is a good start and now that you know the organisation, you will be able to continue to volunteer. It is your overall engagement that will help them the most.

5 years 6 months ago

Your volunteer work seems very interesting. What I like the most is the fact that you did not choose the topic of the aboriginal rights randomly. You wanted to know more about that issue because of a personal experience. I appreciate that you explained that before explaining your volunteer work. I also choose my topic because of a personal experience but I did not think of talking about it. Overall, your post is very good and your multimedia aspect is interesting.

5 years 6 months ago

Kids help phone seem to be a really good organisation. Children can called there at any time they want and talk about what they want. I think that the most important thing is that they will never be judge for their problems. In your post you mentioned the aspect of social current. It is very interesting since the social influence coming from others is the major problem that children are facing every day. I am actually doing a research paper on child abuse and I think that this organisation can help them and provide them information about what they can do to put an end to it.

5 years 6 months ago

The Breakfast Club of Canada is a great organisation to help solve the problem of poverty. Partnership is an important topic and everyone should be aware of it and do something about it. Giving to help the next generation is essential. Many children are going to school every day in the morning without eating and this affects their education. However, it will also be important to thought about other reasons that may affect their learning. You may found interesting to read this article (http://futureofchildren.org/publications/ journals/article/index.xml?journalid=30&articleid=49&sectionid=174) and learn about some of these reasons and also about the reasons of students drop out.

5 years 7 months ago

You post exposes a very important subject since it is not normal for a teenager to suffer from mental health and depression because of a relation. We should be aware of this to understand that the end a relationship is not the end of our life. However it is true that controlling our emotion is not an easy thing to do. I am doing an academic work right know and part of it is about what are the consequences of child abuse in their future life. I saw a similarity between your post and my work because child that has been abused will often suffer from stress and anxiety all their life. They will also tend to react more strongly to some event as an adult and they will have some difficulty to engage in a relation ship. Like teenagers that have intimate relation ship, children are more likely to be vulnerable.

5 years 7 months ago

This is a very interesting study! I am very concerned about the different causes of discords between family members and more precisely when it comes to the parents-children relationship. Religion is surely one of these causes since the religion's importance is less and less present in today's society. However, it would be interesting to know if these discords can lead to the neglect of children. I recently read a section of the book Children's Rights, A Philosophical Study by C. A. Wringe and it makes me think about the reason for which an adult will punish his or her child. Your post made me realize that difference in opinions and beliefs can lead to this.

5 years 7 months ago

This subject drinking and driving is very important since there are too many people hurt and killed because of these actions. In Quebec, we have the policy for drinking and driving called the "Quebec zero tolerance law" for new drivers or for drivers aged 21 or under. This law restrict these people to drink any alcohol before driving. The blood-alcohol limit level is also of 0.08% in Quebec. Even with these laws, many accidents occur every day. It is necessary to alert the population about this problem and find other solutions if it is necessary and if it prevents deaths.
Source : http://www.educaloi.qc.ca/en/capsules/drinking-and-driving

5 years 7 months ago

Good comparison Eve. I agree with your statement and you have good examples to support your point. I strongly agree with you last statement, Hindu/Muslims and French/English have different cultures but have similar conflicts and a similar history.

5 years 7 months ago

Great comparison between Pakistan, India and Quebec, Canada. You state very interesting points about the minority both societies have experienced. You have good examples, such as the Bill 101 and Lucknow Pact which well demonstrates the preservation of both societies .

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