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Everything wrong with Bill 96 Voices 

Everything wrong with Bill 96

If you know me, you’d know that there is nothing more important for me than to protect the linguistic minorities of Canada. Whether they are Franco-Ontarians, Acadians or Anglo-Quebecers, no one from coast to coast should be punished for speaking one of the official languages of our country. That is why I am opposed to Bill 96 or any other forms of legislation that pretends to protect the French language in Quebec. Let’s get the facts straight. I am not opposed to Bill 96 for wanting to take action to…

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The Autistic EIC: The Truth Behind Lonesome Jack’s Loneliness Voices 

The Autistic EIC: The Truth Behind Lonesome Jack’s Loneliness

I know what y’all might be thinking. Well, to tell you the truth, I think I do, but I ain’t never sure about people, and part of me thinks I never will. I think I know how you might react, but then again, I don’t know how I’d react if I were in your shoes. But lemme tell y’all this before I begin. I didn’t write this article to bring awareness to my syndrome, and I do not want to a poster child about it. All I wish to do…

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The Indigenous Appeal to Equity and Community Voices 

The Indigenous Appeal to Equity and Community

For many centuries, the Western world has thought Communism to be an impossible ideal—sometimes even a dystopic nightmare. However, the Indigenous peoples successfully form a society close to the ideals of Karl Marx: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs”. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer valorizes the ways of Native American culture relevant to communism: the lack of a monetary system, the unity of individuals as a part of a greater community, and the harmony with the larger ecosystem humanity finds itself in.  First…

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Francophonie canadienne : Une minorité commune oubliée Voices 

Francophonie canadienne : Une minorité commune oubliée

Plusieurs d’entre nous ici à Vanier tiennent une cause à cœur. Que ce soit l’environnement, l’éducation, la justice sociale ou le multiculturalisme, c’est toujours cette passion qui nous aidera à transformer la société pour le mieux. Ce qui me sensibilise le plus dans notre monde, c’est un sujet que, malheureusement, de nombreux Canadiens ignorent. Cette cause est la protection et la survie de la francophonie canadienne. Tout d’abord, je dois admettre que l’apprentissage du français n’a pas été un jeu d’enfant pour moi. Ironiquement, étant le fils de Franco-Saskatchewanais qui…

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Anti-LGBT Legislation Spreading Across America Voices 

Anti-LGBT Legislation Spreading Across America

These past few months, across America, mostly in conservative states, there has been a flood of anti-LGBT ideologies making their way into legislation. This began with the continuous debate over what should be taught in school, with parents wanting to ban critical race theory and books that talk about racism. Florida will go one further and was actually able to pass what they call the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. The legislation is actually called the Parental Rights in Education bill. Still, the Internet has deemed it the Don’t Say Gay”…

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The Man on Guy Street Voices 

The Man on Guy Street

Bruised head and crimson scars Forgotten by the crowd   Dried lips and desperate voice A parched throat   Bitter wind and cruel cold His crushing beam   A cry for help, the call of the poor: “I’m hungry! I’m hungry! I’m hungry!”   A hand extended, food is given Alas! no balm for the scars No cover from the cold Bruises left uncared for on the head with the crown of thorns. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. In the past few months, we’ve heard of several tragic deaths of people who were leaving…

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What Does the “Freedom Convoy” Actually Stand For? Voices 

What Does the “Freedom Convoy” Actually Stand For?

You’ve probably heard of the giant mass of truckers currently in downtown Ottawa honking for freedom from Covid regulations. However, massive Trump flags have people questioning what people are actually fighting for.  The Freedom Convoy was inspired by the new law put into place that unvaccinated truckers would not be able to cross the border. Even though those truckers make up only 10% of all truckers, their choice to protest called the attention of all who disagree with Covid regulations and vaccine mandates. They have driven to Ottawa, and they…

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Ballad of Lonesome Jack – From FNG to EIC Voices 

Ballad of Lonesome Jack – From FNG to EIC

It goes without saying that this semester has been an emotional rollercoaster ride for me. Well, pretty much my entire cégep has been an emotional rollercoaster ride. When I rolled into Vanier back in the fall of ’19, I ditched my birth name and decided to start a new life as Jack. I left everything that reminded me of my difficult years in high school in the rear-view mirror. When I attended my classes, I knew I was missing something from my life. I ain’t called Lonesome Jack for nothing….

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Disappointed, but not surprised – the Kyle Rittenhouse Trial Voices 

Disappointed, but not surprised – the Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

On August 25th, 2020, Kyle Rittenhouse killed two people and injured one following a protest over the murder of Jacob Blake at the hands of police officers. You may remember this story circulating last summer, specifically the photo of him carrying an AR-15 and not being stopped by police. In November, Rittenhouse stood trial for six criminal charges, including intentional homicide, attempted intentional homicide and possession of a dangerous weapon by a minor. Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges with the defence that he was acting in self-defence. While the…

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What is Bill 2? Voices 

What is Bill 2?

On October 21st, the Quebec Government tabled Bill 2 proposed by Justice Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette. This bill came with many backlashes, essentially being called the most transphobic bill ever proposed. Basically, the bill would change the civil code and allow only transgender people who undergo gender-affirming surgery to file a request to change their sex on their birth certificate. While on November 8th, the bill dropped this so-called requirement after immense backlash, the fact that it was ever proposed is still a problem. Let’s talk stats. According to a report…

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