Entertainment

White-washing in Quebec entertainment

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White-washing in Quebec entertainment Last week, the trailer for Squad 99, an adaptation of the famous Brooklyn 99 show, has been called-out for its white-washing. In a highly controversial decision, the show’s producers decided to change the roles of Amy Santiago and Rosa Diaz, two prominent Brooklyn 99 characters, to roles of Quebec women. This […]

Life Style

Do Millennials experience pay gap?

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How do Millennials experience pay gap? Millennial women were raised in a society with the illusion of equality. From being told that we could be whatever we wanted to this illusion being solidified by our education system, it took many of us entering the working world to realize that women and men are still not […]

Life Style

4 things you need to know about the Tik Tok ban

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4 things you need to know about the Tik Tok ban Earlier this week, United States President Donald Trump announced that he wanted to “ban” the popular social media app “Tik Tok” based on personal data privacy issues. We break down this potential ban to understand it better. 1. There is doubt regarding Donald J. […]

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Why should you be concerned about the WE Charity scandal?

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Why should you be concerned about the WE Charity scandal? A few months ago, Justin Trudeau announced that students who volunteer during the Covid-19 pandemic would be eligible to receive a student service grant of 1000$ to 5000$ depending on the hours of volunteer work. WE Charity, an international charity and educational partner, is administering […]

Society

Why should you pay attention to the housing crisis?

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Why should you pay attention to the housing crisis? The 2020 federal budget was announced. Several groups called out the absence of a housing budget in Quebec, all while a housing crisis is in full swing, increasing rental prices and lowering the availability of social housing. The Parliamentary Budget Officer published the funding allocated to […]

Society

Is a reconciliation with the first nations possible?

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Is a reconciliation with the first nations possible? In the past few weeks, natives protests and rail blockades have been spreading across Quebec, British Columbia and Ontario. These protests are taking place in response to the Coastal GasLink project, a pipeline over 670 km long that would cost more than $ 6.6 million and divide […]

Society

Here’s what you need to know about the first nations’ protests

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Here’s what you need to know about the first nations’ protests If you tried to make the trip Montreal-Toronto or Montreal-Ottawa by train, you have surely noticed that several railroads across Canada are blocked by certain Aboriginal nations, but why this blockage? The situationWet’suwet’en territory, located in British Columbia, is an unceded territory, which means […]

Society

Here are 5 things you need to know about Trump’s impeachment

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Here are 5 things you need to know about Trump’s impeachment 1. The verdictOn December 18, the house of representatives ended up impeaching Trump. But in the US political system, the final decision is taken by the senate. Last Wednesday, after 5 months, Trump’s impeachment trial finally ended with the Senate vote. In a very […]

Society

The contradictory position of Legault’s government on first nations’ rights

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The contradictory position of Legault’s government on first nations’ rights Bill C-92, “the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth and Families Act”, introduced in the House of Commons on April 29, 2019, is finally implemented by Ottawa. This law allowing greater autonomy for first nations has been strongly contested by the Legault government. Previously, […]

Society

Is Quebec’s values test useful?

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Is Quebec’s values test useful? Since January 1st, 2020, the Quebec government has implemented the value test. But what does it consist of? Is this test useful? What does this test consist of?The value test is an examination that immigrants selected by Quebec will be obliged to take. It consists of a series of 20 […]