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Race

The Flaws of Our Criminal Justice System

They say lady justice is blind, for her blindfold represents objectivity, the ability to allocate justice without the fright of bribe, without the influence of money, wealth, power and identity. But is my justice a reflection of lady justice’s virtues? A while ago I was reading a Maclean’s article which compared Canada’s prisons to residential schools. It truly pointed out some of the more astonishing statistics regarding the unfair treatment of indigenous people on their own land. Even

Op-ed

What the U.S. Can Learn From Canada’s Ruthlessly Pragmatic Immigration Policy

Immigration policy has been in the spotlight for the past couple of years and U.S. President Donald Trump’s increasingly inflammatory rhetoric about immigration has sparked nationwide debate over the fate of America’s future immigrants. Arguments over immigration are increasingly more extreme: more immigration is an immense threat to national security or illegal immigration is not intrinsically a problem and there should be no policies that expand immigration enforcement. Both are unrealistic and uninformed views on how the

Politics

How Not to Legalize Marijuana: A Lesson From Justin Trudeau

Of all the issues to be raised during the 2015 Canadian election, it is marijuana legalization that has garnered the most global attention and acclaim. Justin Trudeau’s pledge to legalize recreational use of the drug has, in the eyes of many in the international community, cemented Canada’s image as a world leader in progressive politics. However, as many countries seem primed to follow suit in moving past an era of failed prohibition, they shouldn’t exactly

International

What’s Next for the Canadian Left?

Over the past few years, the surging popularity of leftist politics has become impossible to ignore. The unanticipated successes of the Sanders campaign in the U.S., the Mélenchon campaign in France, and the Corbyn campaign in the U.K. have crystallized a growing support for socialist policies — each campaign galvanizing support from those who had previously been left out of the political process (particularly young and poor people). More importantly, these elections have highlighted a rejection

International

Trump Name Removed From Toronto Skyline

Canadians in Toronto will no longer have to deal with the Trump name in their skyline.   The Toronto Trump Tower in Canada is going to have the “Trump” name removed. It is important to note that the Trump Organization never owned the real estate itself, however, they did operate it. They are selling the rights to JCF Capital who say that they have a great relationship and hope to work again with the Trump

Op-ed

Proportional Misrepresentation: The Flaws of the Canadian Political Process

In all levels of government, ranging from municipally elected school boards to our federally elected members of parliament, all officials are tasked with the same mandate: to accurately represent the views of their constituents. Ideally speaking, this form of representation is what allows for the public to provide their input on decisions that are made using the voters’ money. This process and idea, however, is diluted with thanks to political parties. We no longer elect

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Politics

Step Aside, United States. Here Comes Canada, the New Safe Haven for Immigrants

Ever since the unexpected electoral win of Donald Trump as president, an increase in immigration to Canada has been observed. Canadian border patrols have termed these undocumented immigrants as refugees. These refugees consist of Ghana and Somalia citizens, one of the seven countries in Trump’s Muslim ban. Another group is Mexican immigrants who have been detained at the Canadian border. Mexican immigrants fear Trump’s imposing laws that go against them, such as ICE knocking at

Politics

Marijuana To Be Legalized In Canada by July 1, 2018

The legalization of marijuana for both recreational and medical usage has been a recurring hot topic globally for years. From the hippies and free thinkers of the new age in the 70s to people nowadays- consumption of marijuana and the THC it contains that gets the user high is almost normalized, in some places more than others. While only a handful of U.S. states have medical marijuana legalized, an even smaller amount (just 8 out

Feminism

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau Made a Really Problematic Post About International Women’s Day

Following Canada’s most recent election, in which Justin Trudeau became the newly elected Prime Minister of Canada, admiration ensued globally. Most of the admiration was due to the new PM’s good looks, with people across the world awarding him the nickname “Daddy Trudeau.” It wasn’t only his good looks that earned this admiration though, because this new PM was a breath of fresh liberal air, as Trudeau was open, welcoming, and non-discriminatory. If it didn’t get

International

Connected: How One Country Can Change The World Economy

With the rise of technology, the world has seen one of its most rapid changes in history. Now, instead of having to wait weeks or months to receive a letter, people can transmit messages in an instant with a simple click. Now, with the connectivity of a global village, international affairs have never been more important. In other words, countries have perhaps never been more reliant on each other than they are now. With the

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