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A huge disaster, a Typhoon named Haiyan, happened in Philippines. For the moment there is about 2,300 victims, and this number is expected to rise. A lot of people lost members of their family and friends, some children are now orphan. Bodies are lying everywhere, even on the side of the street. Survivors are waiting at the airport for a flight out of the city. Aid workers are there to help them but they struggle to help the survivors. Apparently, employees from medecins sans frontiers said that the issue of distributing aid was enormous.

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     The article “Rethinking China's one-child policy” on behalf of CBC news highlights the present situation concerning the issues in relation to China’s population and its one-child policy. The purpose of the article is to inform the general public that China’s one-child policy stands to cause a negative impact on the population. Meanwhile, it furthermore notifies its readers to be acquainted with the fact that circumstances will only get worse given that nothing is done to solve and/or diminish the severity of the issue.  

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Homeschooling was seen as the “norm” up until about 1970. In the late 1970s, the number of children homeschooled increased again, and the number of homeschooled children in 2010 was about 2 million. Research has been done on the test scores and behavior of those children being taught by their own parents. After mass amounts of research, homeschooling has been found to be more beneficial than harmful to those being educated at home. Those in opposition to homeschooling argue that it messes with the academic, social, emotional, and psychological development of the students.

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      The article “Pakistan polio outbreak puts eradication at risk” on behalf of CBC news highlights the present situation concerning polio and the Taliban. The purpose of the article is to inform the general public that the Taliban ban on the vaccination for polio is generating a severe polio eruption and furthermore notifies its readers of the effects it brings presently, and the effects it may have in the future.  

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Hostility Towards Assisted Suicide  

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In the article "PQ values charter violates human rights law, commission says" by CBC news highlights the fact that the highly controversial Charter of Values proposed by the minority Parti Québécois is in violation of the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms adopted by the province in 1975. The proposed Charter of Values would ban the wearing of religious symbols for public employees, and ensure gender equality.

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Police misconduct and corruption and how it affects citizens in the U.S. and Canada.

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 In the article found on Le Devoir, the author describes a major problem that is happening in Quebec these days. The Government, in other words, the Premier Pauline Marois, has forbid its employees to wear any religious objects. This being said, the law banned Muslim headscarf, Jewish skullcap, Sikh turban, and large Christian crosses. Pauline Marois believes that this is necessary for society to function in neutrality. Many people are offended by this decision and have been manifesting in the streets of Montreal lately to demonstrate their anger.

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Students cheating their way through the learning and education system.

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Introduction         According to Jack Ewing, the article “Little Appetite to Change Troubled Banks” highlights the critical situation of German banks.  Ewing raises several points throughout his article to support his ideas on how the German banks are failing because of outdated policy decisions and corruption related cases. Bribery

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Legalization of marijuana has been a hot topic during the summer in Canada as some politicians have voiced their opinion on the subject during the season. This news article made by Global News was about the controversial point of view that the new Liberal leader Justin Trudeau had regarding legalization of cannabis. During this summer, Mr. Trudeau had taken a firm stance about legalizing marijuana in Canada.

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Geneviève Léveillé ISSUE ANALYSIS – News summary & Analysis   Abortion: freedom or offense?

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    The debate on whether or not to teach the theory of evolution in public high schools has generated a lot of controversy in the United States and Canada. Rather than siding with one specific viewpoint, Michael Aliprandini, the author of the article “Teaching Evolution: An Overview” serves as a mediator between the two sides and simply aims to explain the two perspectives. The article goes into specific detail about the science vs. religion debate in high schools, and how creationists feel that removing God from the classrooms would not be beneficial to young students.

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