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10 Posts in 10 Days: 10 Stories that Deserved More Media Attention

The dawn of a new year is often cause to pause and reflect on various moments throughout the previous twelve months that have impacted us on some deeper level. This article, however, is likely not about those moments. What you will find below is a small selection of moments that you may have found yourself reflecting on now, had […]
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10 Posts in 10 Days: 10 Stories That Shaped 2014

As part of our 10th anniversary celebrations, the Undercurrent continues its 10 blog posts in 10 days. Today, Associate Editor Andrew Hay looks at 10 stories that helped shape the year 2014. Recognizing the subjectivity of these lists, our list is based on what we considered to be the year’s most newsworthy stories that had the greatest impact. As […]
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10 Posts in 10 Days: 10 Biggest Canadian Court Cases of 2014

A recent report from the Macdonald-Laurier Institute — a conservative public policy think tank based in Ottawa — named the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) the 2014 Policy-Maker of the Year. Benjamin Perrin, the author of the report, reached the following conclusions: “The policy and legal impact of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decisions of […]
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10 Posts in 10 Days: 10 Canadian NGOs to Follow in 2015

This year, countless Canadian NGOs led the way in the development sector, creating waves of change on an international level. This list, compiled by Devon Matthews, features 10 Canadian founded and operated NGOs. These organizations work on some of the world’s most pressing issues, including women’s rights advocacy and medical services provision. Check out their 2015 campaigns and […]
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10 Posts in 10 Days: Comparing 2004 to 2014

We are 10 days away from the release of the 10th anniversary issue of the Undercurrent! To celebrate this milestone, we thought we’d do a blog series: 10 Posts in 10 Days. Today, we kick off the series by looking back at what was going on in the world when the Undercurrent was created! Comment […]
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Our World This Week: January 9th – 15th 2015

Our World This Week: January 9th – 15th 2015 This week, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada called for stricter air-taxi safety measures. This call for stricter measures – including more shoulder harnesses and alternate escape routes – came from a report released on Tuesday that cited poor weather and pilot error as reasons for […]
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Our World This Week: January 2nd – 8th 2015

Our World This Week: January 2nd – 8th 2015 This week, masked gunmen entered the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper based in Paris. The attack left twelve dead and many injured. Investigators continue to unmask the truth behind exactly what happened and why. To read more about the lives that were tragically lost, click […]
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Our World This Week: December 26th 2014 – January 1st 2015

Our World This Week: December 26th 2014 – January 1st 2015 This week, we welcomed in 2015. Happy New Year! Are you wondering what 2015 holds for Canada? Amnesty International’s Human Rights Agenda for Canada 2015 outlines some key areas in which Canada can improve.  The themes analyzed in this agenda will likely receive attention […]
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Our World This Week: December 19th – 25th 2014

Our World This Week: December 19th – 25th 2014 This week, justice is still elusive in South Sudan; since the outbreak of violence in Juba last December, the hopes of accountability and justice remain far off. Read more about the South Sudan conflict here.  Also this week, Monday was International Human Solidarity Day. The theme […]
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