Media

A Game of Survival: Unhoused Individuals of Montréal Brace the Winter, COVID-19, and the Federal Government’s Apathy

A Game of Survival: Unhoused Individuals of Montréal Brace the Winter, COVID-19, and the Federal Government’s Apathy

In 2006, the UN declared homelessness in Canada a “national emergency.” What should have been a wake-up call for the federal government to tackle the country’s history of growing homelessness since the 1980s has, instead, been largely ignored. Today, COVID-19 has only exacerbated issues related to homelessness as rates of unhoused individuals have risen, making […]

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Canada Unveiled: The Reality of Canada’s System of Migrant Detention

Canada Unveiled: The Reality of Canada’s System of Migrant Detention

Immigrant detention lacked media attention in Canada until the years 2013 and 2016 when detainees in Vancouver and Toronto died within provincial jails. This brought to light the poor conditions Canada imposes on migrants who have been imprisoned.  What is Migrant Detention? Migrant detention detains and holds individuals imprisoned because of their non-citizen status under […]

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Your Internet Privacy and What’s at Stake: The Weaponization of the Digital World

Your Internet Privacy and What’s at Stake: The Weaponization of the Digital World

With the recent shift to an almost entirely digitized world, algorithms are drastically changing the way we use the internet, or more accurately, how the internet uses us. Before, planning trips and booking accommodations would take substantial amounts of research. Now, one quick search of the town you wish to go to, and your entire […]

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Social Media: A Human Rights Issue?

Social Media: A Human Rights Issue?

My parents have warned me countless times about the dangers of social media. I had to beg them to allow me to download Instagram and Snapchat, even (embarrassingly) creating powerpoints to demonstrate my responsibility. Now, however, I regret it. Earlier this year, Frances Haugen, former Facebook (now Meta) employee, leaked hundreds of internal documents, alleging […]

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The Phenomenon of Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls (MMIWG) in Canada

The Phenomenon of Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls (MMIWG) in Canada

Background & Statistics The disappearance and murders of Indigenous women are not merely a new news phenomenon, but rather, they are an integral part of an ongoing pervasive problem in Canada. Murdered Indigenous women’s cases are not considered murders, but accidental deaths and disproportionate numbers. “According to the Native Women’s Association of Canada, only 53% […]

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Misgendering: A Human Rights Violation in Canada

Misgendering: A Human Rights Violation in Canada

On September 29th, 2021, the British Colombia Human Rights Tribunal ruled that the intentional misgendering of a person in the workplace consists of a human rights violation.  After a heated argument regarding their pronouns, Jessie Nelson, a non-binary and gender-fluid individual who uses they/them pronouns, was fired from their job as a server at restaurant […]

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The Humanitarian Plight of the Uyghur Minority

The Humanitarian Plight of the Uyghur Minority

The Uyghur community in Xinjiang, China has been subject to horrific human rights violations. Forced sterilization, torture, sexual abuse, and cultural genocide are a handful of the crimes this minority has suffered over the past years and continues to suffer today. An article by the BBC from June 1st states that “China has detained more […]

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