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Couple deemed in love after Valentine’s Day Instagram post

Christina and Daryl were only dating. Then their relationship went to the next level after they posted a couple’s selfie on Instagram, garnering dozens of comments telling them how in love they looked. “We were enjoying our Valentine’s Day like anyone else,” said Christina, the couple’s better half. “Then Daryl uploaded the picture. It was kind of […]

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Mom finally thinks Jeb Bush is cool

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush has finally received the support of his mother. After years of feeling embarrassed, Barbara Bush now thinks her lamest son is ready to make a real run for president. “I always thought he was a dork. Even from when he was a little dorky kid. George was always the hot […]

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Reject and Regurgitate: Media Reversals on the Niqab Debate in Election 42

The Canadian Federal Election of 2015 was haunted by a spurious debate over a piece of clothing worn by a tiny number of Muslim women in Canada. Zunera Ishaq, a 29 year-old educator originally from Pakistan, inadvertently sparked a bewilderingly persistent national debate when her refusal to take off her niqab during the citizenship oath […]

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Representation and Girlhood

French director Celine Sciamma’s latest movie, Girlhood opened on Jan 30 to rave reviews and has made its way to select theatres in Toronto. The film is being heralded for showing a true and nuanced depiction of life for young women of colour in the poor banlieue suburbs of France. All the acclaim and accolades […]

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Ontario Government Raises Minimum Wage

Ontario has raised its minimum wage from $11 to $11.25 an hour effective Oct 1. This increase in wages will give Ontario workers the second highest rate in Canada, following the Northwest Territories. In the fall, the Liberal provincial government enacted a legislation that ties minimum wage to inflation. According to the law, each year a […]

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ISIS exploits Lybian chaos

Libya marked the fourth anniversary of the uprising against Colonel Gaddafi’s 42-year-old brutal regime on Feb.17, 2015. However, this year Libyans are not celebrating the anniversary as they used to in the past. The mood is one of desperation as a pall of gloom now descends over Libya. Four years ago, inspired by the Arab […]

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It’s time to legalize cannabis in canada

Just over one year ago, the state of Colorado legalized marijuana for recreational use. The world, shockingly, did not implode. Society did not crumble. In fact, it seems like things are actually going pretty well. Recently Colorado released some statistics on the first year of their legalization experiment. No increase in crime, not even drug […]

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New terrorism bill is overkill

The greatest struggle of the 21st century may not be between a deadly disease or radical religious sect wreaking havoc on the globe — it may be finding a balance between protection against terrorism and free speech. On Feb. 13, House of Commons tabled legislation that will, according to the right honourable Prime Minister, ‘criminalize […]

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