logo

The Underblog



Our World This Week: March 20th – 26th 2015

Our World This Week: March 20th – 26th 2015 This week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced his support for forty-two new infrastructure projects across Quebec. These projects include small craft harbours and regional airports. Harper posits that these projects will generate jobs and economic growth in Quebec. Read more about the federal government’s projects here. […]
Read More

Our World This Week: March 13th – 19th 2015

Our World This Week: March 13th – 19th 2015 This week, shooters killed twenty-three people and injured forty-seven in Wednesday’s attack at the National Bardo Museum in Tunis, Tunisia. Tunisian authorities have arrested nine people allegedly linked to the attack, and ISIS has reportedly released audio recordings claiming responsibility. Read more about the Tunis museum […]
Read More

Our World This Week: March 6th – March 12th 2015

Our World This Week: March 6th – March 12th 2015 This week, Canadian officials confirmed that there are one-hundred and nineteen cases of measles in Lanaudière, Quebec. Lanaudière is just outside of Montreal, and the spread of measles is the result of two separate families’ exposure to measles during visits to Disneyland in California. Read more […]
Read More

Our World This Week: February 27th – March 5th 2015

Our World This Week: February 27th – March 5th 2015 This week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a provocative speech to the U.S. Congress regarding the risks of dealings with Iran. The speech painted U.S. President Barack Obama as being naïve. Obama dismissed Netanyahu’s speech, calling it a distraction. Read more about Netanyahu’s speech […]
Read More

Our World This Week: February 20th – 26th 2015

Our World This Week: February 20th – 26th 2015 This week, Alaska joined Colorado and Washington to become the third U.S. state to legalize recreational marijuana. The new law took effect on February 24th, but consuming marijuana in public remains illegal, carrying a one-hundred dollar fine. Oregon is set implement a similar law in July. […]
Read More

Our World This Week: February 13th – 19th 2015

Our World This Week: February 13th – 19th 2015 This week, after being kidnapped from her Lac La Ronge, Saskatchewan home, Kayla Natomagan was found safe by RCMP officers in Manitoba.  The seventeen-year-old Saskatchewan teen was kidnapped on Wednesday, and Natomagan’s boyfriend was found shot dead in the home she was kidnapped from. Read more […]
Read More

Our World This Week: February 6th – 12th 2015

Our World This Week: February 6th – 12th 2015 This week, an execution-style shooting in a Chapel Hill, U.S., killed three young Muslims: 23-year-old Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19. The suspect is in police custody, and social media users launched the #MuslimLivesMatter hashtag campaign […]
Read More

Our World This Week: January 30th – February 5th 2015

Our World This Week: January 30th – February 5th 2015 This week, ISIS executed Japanese journalist Kenji Goto and Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbe. In a spectacle of inhumanity and brutality, ISIS beheaded Goto and burned al-Kasabe alive, eliciting international outrage and cries for an armed response. To read more about Goto click here and al-Kasabe […]
Read More

Our World This Week: January 23rd -29th 2015

Our World This Week: January 23rd -29th 2015 This week, the death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah focused the global lens on the country. While human rights organizations criticized the country’s human rights short-fallings, they also made suggestions as to how King Abdullah’s successor, King Salman, can make improvements. Read more about the improvements suggested […]
Read More