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Here’s Why Justin Trudeau’s Response To Groping Allegations Should Be How Everyone Else Responds To Theirs

While the report of the groping incident was first published on a British Columbian community newspaper, the allegations that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had inappropriately groped a young reporter back in a music festival only came to light 18 years later. This incident occurred before Trudeau stepped into the politics field and was still working a humble job as a math teacher in Vancouver. The woman believed to be the anonymous reporter has not permitted

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

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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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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Politics

Idolizing Politicians Too Much Can Be Dangerous

The complete glorification and idolization of public figures, artists and characters is perhaps the most widespread type of modern fandom around. These parasocial relationships, which can be described as “one-sided relationships, where one person extends emotional energy, interest and time, and the other party, the persona, is completely unaware of the other’s existence.”  This might sound familiar if you have ever spent time on Twitter or Tumblr, but recently this trend appears to be focused on the

Politics

Trudeau to Meet Trump at White House for the First Time

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to meet the United States President Donald Trump on Monday Feb. 13, 2017, at the White House in Washington, D.C. This will be the first face-to-face encounter between the two, previously only having two telephone conversations since Trump became President. A statement from the White House says that the two leaders “look forward to a constructive conversation on strengthening the relationship between our two nations.” Coordinated release from

Op-ed

Trump, Take Notes From Justin Trudeau

Upon realizing America’s dismal fate on Nov. 9 at 3 a.m., many of us were struck with the fleeting, only semi-serious idea of, “Maybe I should finally check out that Canadian immigration website.” While disappointed Americans merely joked amongst one another about their potential future up north, America can still definitely take some pointers from the country, especially from Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. Trudeau recognizes terrorists as terrorists, regardless of race or religion. After

International

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Says Refugees Are Welcome

On Friday, Jan. 27,  U.S. President Donald Trump temporarily banned more than 134 million people from entering the U.S. through barring citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, suspending the U.S. refugee program, and banning Syrian refugees. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took to social media to reinforce Canada’s open-door policy. Trudeau reacted to Trump’s ban by tweeting Saturday: “To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our

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