A Greener Approach to E-waste Disposal
How much electronic waste do you think you’ve created? Electronic waste, or E-waste, is any discarded electronic item, from chargers to laptops to cell phones. For Western society disposal of E-waste consists of bringing it to collection points where companies take it away. This is not the end of the process though. The article linked here describes one of the final stops for E-waste. In the West Bank villages of Palestine, E-waste is brought in from Israel, broken down, and illegally burned to extract precious metals which are then sold. There are over... [+] Read more
In early October, the Liberals promised to increase the grant fund that would be provided to post-secondary students. They plan on paying for the grants by scrapping the “targeted education and textbook tax credit.” However, this will only cover the majority of the cost of the grants and not all of it.
The plan is to increase the amount of grants distributed to 750 million dollars annually and then increase it to 850 million annually by 2019-2020. Bilan Arte, the national chairperson for the Canadian Federation of Students, says the grants will benefit students more than the tax cuts.... [+] Read more
On a recent news published by The Globe and Mail’s writer Tavia Grant on February 4, 2013 concluded that the Conference Board of Canada give an embracing not-so-great “B” grade based on socioeconomic status, equality, and level of well-being in society. The country especially scores high in terms of equality and approval of ethnic diversity, less murder rate (despite the past two murder of Concordia student and Ontario women that made the news... [+] Read more