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Brazil Election Showdown As Far-Right Candidate Leads Polls News 

Brazil Election Showdown As Far-Right Candidate Leads Polls

Brazil’s presidential election heads to the second round with Jair Bolsonaro, a controversial far-right candidate leading the polls. Bolsonaro won a crowded first round with 46 % of the vote, just shy of the 50 % + 1 threshold needed to be elected in the first round. Fernando Haddad, a member of the left-wing Worker’s Party, finished in second with 29 percent. The Worker’s party has won every single election since 2002 when Luiz Inacio da Silva, popularly known as ‘Lula’, was first elected. This is due to Lula’s popularity…

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A Historic Election Night For Québec News 

A Historic Election Night For Québec

It was a historic election night as the newest party on Québec’s political scene, the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ), won a majority government, ending more than 40 years of two-party rule, while the historically two major parties, Québec Liberal Party (QLP) and the Parti Québécois (PQ), suffered the worst results in their histories. The CAQ garnered 38% of the vote and won 74 seats in the 125-seat National Assembly of Québec. The outgoing governing Liberal Party, came a distant second, winning 32 seats and taking 25% of the vote, their…

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Influence Montreal X Malala News 

Influence Montreal X Malala

Influence Montreal welcomed Malala Yousafzia on September 26, 2018 in Place Bonaventure. Malala was shot in the head by the Taliban when she tried to speak up for girls who are deprived their right to go to school. A Taliban gunman boarded her school bus and shot her in the head for her high-profile activism. After two years, in 2014, Malala was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The event started at 8:00 am, where different panels about entrepreneurship, creativity, money, and marketing were held. Many influencers and entrepreneurs shared their…

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Z U C C News 

Z U C C

The king of social media, Mark Zuckerberg, had a hearing before the Senate on April 10th regarding Facebook’s social media privacy and the use and abuse of data. His opening statement was as follows: “We didn’t take a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that was a big mistake. And it was my mistake. And I’m sorry. I started Facebook, I run it, and I’m responsible for what happens here.” So, what happened? Why is he apologizing? And most importantly, should Facebook users, including you, dear Vanier student, be…

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New VCSA Executives Elected After Controversy Plagued Campaign News 

New VCSA Executives Elected After Controversy Plagued Campaign

Like every year near the end of the winter semester, all positions on the VCSA Executive Council are up for election, with all full-time day students being eligible to run for any of the positions. The campaign period began on the April 11th, with elections scheduled for April 18 and 19. Only 4 positions were being contested, with the others being acclaimed. However, one day before the scheduled vote, one of the candidates for President, Nicholas Ziss, was disqualified from the race by the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO). The CEO…

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Danny DeVito Confirmed for Super Smash Brothers Switch News 

Danny DeVito Confirmed for Super Smash Brothers Switch

Throughout the past few weeks, news and speculation surrounding the confirmed release of a new Super Smash Brothers game on the Nintendo Switch have been circulating on the Internet. Super Smash Brothers, or Smash Brothers is a fighting game that pits video game characters against one another in competitive battles, and is renowned for the complex combos and move sets that the characters have. Ever since Nintendo aired a surprise trailer for the game at the end of the last Nintendo Direct, speculation as to new characters, stages and battle…

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The March For Our Lives News 

The March For Our Lives

On March 24th 2018, approximately 2 million people marched around 800 locations around the USA in the March for our Lives, a student-lead demonstration which called for tougher gun control measures in America, the largest one being held in Washington D.C. This march was organized in reaction to a mass shooting in Stoneman Douglas High school in Parkland, Florida which was perpetrated by a former 19-year-old student, Nikolas Cruz, who opened fire and killed 17 people and further wounded 17 people. This mass shooting was one of the deadliest school…

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It’s The Season of Celebrations News 

It’s The Season of Celebrations

The spring season has finally come upon us, and this means that many faiths and cultures are celebrating. Lunar New Year celebrations took place in February, which commemorated the coming of the New Year for many Asian countries. The Iranian or Persian New Year was also celebrated recently. The ringing in of the New Year took place on March 20th, and to celebrate, observers do a deep cleaning of their homes, celebrating a season of new life, and wishing for good luck in the year ahead. Passover took place this…

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President of The VCSA Resigns (UPDATE) News 

President of The VCSA Resigns (UPDATE)

On the morning of February 27th 2018, the president of the VCSA Whi Kweon Kang resigned from his position. He handed in his resignation which cited various reasons as to why he chose to leave his post, such as his “lack of responsibility” and his “failure to assist the Executive Council to its best of capabilities”. Whi added that he “enjoyed his time at VCSA immensely” and that he’s grateful for the lessons he’s learned over the past year as part of the VCSA. Internal Affairs Officer of the VCSA…

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#Justice For Zainab News 

#Justice For Zainab

On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, news had broken out about the rape and murder of an 8-year-old Pakistani girl. Zainab Ansari’s brutal and inhuman murder fueled the spark to a worldwide revolution, the people erupting in protests and demanding for justice to be served not just to Zainab’s family but to the 12 other cases of child rape in the city of Kasur which remain to be solved. Young Zainab’s parents had left the country in order to perform Islamic pilgrimage, leaving her under the protection of relatives and family….

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