On average, Aboriginal people in Quebec are less well educated than all Aboriginal Canadians, who are themselves less well educated than all Canadians. In Quebec, the proportion of Aboriginal people is almost three times greater than elsewhere in Canada, and a larger proportion of First Nations people lives on reserves. The poverty among the Aboriginal people is increasing in Canada. This meaningful issue is one of the main cause of school dropout of the Aboriginal people. Clearly, the well-known fact is that the gab between the level of education of Aboriginal people and non-Aboriginal... [+] Read more
Volunteering is a great opportunity to get out of your comfort zone and to interact with the world while being part of something bigger than yourself. I have been doing volunteer work for quite a few years now and would like to present a few of them. That said the first two will relate to my previous post “Russian Water: Death Guaranteed” which was about problems related to alcohol. The other two are for sports fans and human rights fighters.
Moms Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is the size of a multi-corporate organisation in the volunteer world but more on that later. Their core values are to... [+] Read more
In our everyday life, almost everything can be seen as an attack to our privacy, such as Facebook and cellphones. On top of that, we will also need to worry what’s above us. Brace yourselves; unmanned spying drones are coming in Canada.
Unmanned drones, aka UAV’s, are gaining their popularity in the security department in Canada. They can collect data with their cameras, and this is the main issue. This is something new in our society, and our laws on human rights are not designed for this kind of technology. Governments and privacy commissioners will need to work together to protect civil... [+] Read more
Marriage has been defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as, “the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law” (Merriam-Webster, 2012). What if you wanted to marry someone of the same gender? Gay marriage has been under heated debate recently between the gay community, the Catholic Church, and politicians.
The Catholic Church has been professing that marriage is only sacred between a man and woman. It was a complete disgrace and embarrassment when the idea of same sex marriage was brought to their... [+] Read more