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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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Our World This Week: December 12th – 18th 2014

Our World This Week: December 12th – 18th 2014 This week, the United Nations climate summit in Lima, Peru ended.  The Lima Accord marks the first time all nations have agreed to cut back on carbon emissions. Countries have until next March to announce their emission reductions goals. Read more about the summit here. Also this […]
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Our World This Week: December 5th – 11th 2014

Our World This Week: December 5th – 11th 2014 This week, twenty Cree youth arrived in Quebec City after walking nearly six-hundred kilometres to protest uranium extraction in Mistissini, QC. The walk took thirteen days. Over the last ten years, Strateco Resources has invested millions into developing a uranium mine in Mistissini. Read more about […]
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Our World This Week: November 28th – December 4th 2014

Our World This Week: November 21st – 27th 2014 This week, former Governor General Michaëlle Jean was named head of la Francophonie. Jean is the first female leader of la Francophonie. While la Francophonie has largely focused on cultural issues over the years, Jean signalled that more emphasis will be put on economic matters.  Read […]
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Our World This Week: November 21st – 27th 2014

Our World This Week: November 21st – 27th 2014 This week, Jian Ghomeshi, former CBC radio host, was charged with four counts of sexual assault. In addition to these charges, Ghomeshi is facing one count of “overcome resistance – choking”, which carries a maximum sentence is life in prison. Ghomeshi has been released on bail, […]
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Our World This Week: November 14th – November 20th 2014

Our World This Week: November 14th – November 20th 2014 This week, in the United States, the Senate Democrats defeated a bill that would have approved the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. This was a narrow vote with the legislation being halted by only a single vote. The vote represented a victory or some […]
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