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All along the semester, I decided to concentrate my blog post and writing on a cause that is important to me, homelessness. I chose this subject because it perfectly shows how our society is build today. It demonstrate that the entire society is not build in a way that favorises a quest of solutions in this issue. Also, the well-being of every human on this planet is something that bothers me because everybody deserve the same quality.

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Paul Watson, 57, who is a Japanese man, is one of the most important person who has had a positive impact on the world. Mister Watson was a Canadian seal hunters and he was also an illegal fishermen where everybody fears the most. His importance is due to his title of co-founder of Greenpeace in the 70s. In 1973, Paul and represented Greenpeace during the occupation of Wounded Knee in the United States by the American Indian Movement. He also quickly provides assistance to Indian doctors present there, becoming a caregiver.

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In the article ‘’ MILLION-DOLLAR MURRAY; DEPT. OF SOCIAL SERVICES’’ published in The New Yorker and written by Malcom Gladwell in 2006, suggest that the problem of homelessness may be easier to solve than to manage. Homelessness become a national issue in 1980 and the assumption was that the majority of the homeless people were in the semi-permanent distress. According to a research done by a young college student named Dennis Culhane, "We found that eighty per cent of the homeless were in and out really quickly of the shelter," he said.

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The article ‘’Exclusive: Family homelessness on the rise’’ written by Andrew Francis Wallace on The Star, a Toronto news website, tells the story of Blair Levesque and his partner Felisha Young who share a Scarborough basement apartment with their 6-week baby Nikolas. They had a dispute with their landlord and, unfortunately, the family has the fear of being evicted with nowhere to go. The family was struggling to find a new home for themselves because the couple both suffer from disabilities and are on welfare.

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In an article published on November 18th, 2014  by written by Tara Culp-Ressler entitled, “The Shocking Rates Of Violence And Abuse Facing Native American Kids” sheds light on the horrifying abuse that affects children on Native American tribal reserves. The author reports that these children’s lives are being “destroyed by relentless violence and trauma.” The abuse and trauma has resulted in these children experiencing PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).

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If you are interested to do some volunteering or if you know someone who would like to, I recomment you the Volunteer Bureau of Montreal. They are located in Montreal and their adress is 2015 Drummond Street, suite 300 (in downtown Montreal), corner of Maisonneuve, Peel metro station, Peel or Stanley exit. The main goal of the VBM (Volunteer Bureau of Montreal) is to promote volunteerism in the community by helping and working in several ways. This organization is very accessible and does not commit you to anything. the volunteer decides how much time he or she will give.

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I am going to write about a cause that is important to me, the workers conditions. I will use three different location of sources to make a connection between local and international news. I will consider the difference in way the issue is reported from one location to another and how same issue is treated in different places.

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     Women are constantly portrayed as sexual objects in everyday advertisements. Women are set to achieve unrealistic physical standards and the effects of not achieving these standards can be extremely harmful for women. Women are constantly objectified in advertisements and the sole purpose of having them in the advertisement is to show off their perfect curves. In this advertisement, the company Protein World is using an image of a young girl with an unrealistic body shape to sell their protein.

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The article ‘’ Josh Freed: For most Montrealers, this is the winter of our content’’ published on February 5, 2016, on the Montreal Gazette, suggest that this is the warmest winter of all time. Increasingly, some downtown café-terrasse were open last week (January 29, 2016) because the weather permitted it. It is not just in Quebec that we have a weather problem, in arctic, they had to cancelled their famous dogsled races because it was too warm. Even more, this year, the Canada recognizes the warmest winter and the snowless winter of all history.

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On February first, seventeen defenseless kangaroos were brutally murdered on a road in the eastern city of Brisbane. They have been found on the road in a distance of 100 meters long.  The carcasses of 16 kangaroos were found dead this Monday, said Michael Beatty, who works for the Royal Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA). There was also one other kangaroo suffering of severe injuries, and has been euthanized. A lot of those creatures were young, Beatty said. He also is certain that the animals were run over on purpose.

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The article ‘’ The effects of pollution on fish health’’ published on December 1998, on the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), the US National Library of Medicine, suggest that the large number of deaths in marine animals are caused by all the pollutants and the heavy metals  released in the water by the humans. The pollutants released into the water do affect marine animals that live there but also, on a long-term, will affect us. It can leads to a lot of incurable diseases.

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The article ‘’ It’s official: 2015 was the hottest year on record — by far ’’ published on January 20, 2016, on the Montreal Gazette, suggest that the temperature of 2015 was significantly higher than the one of 2014. The year that just passed (2015) has obtain the temperature change record which was awarded to 2014. 2015 was by far the hottest year of all time, its temperature was more than a quarter of degree Fahrenheit warmer than 2014. Furthermore, 15 of the 16 hottest years were part of the 21st century.

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The article, published on the Florida International University website, summarises a study about overfishing and killing marine predators. This article states that while human beings continue overfishing, they are not only affecting their preys, but also indirectly impacting other parts of the ecosystem. Moreover, by affecting the behavior, the distribution as well as the numbers of predators, human beings can also influence the prey’s chances of being killed and the way it responds to threats.

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