We’ve seen many government scandals in the past few years, whether it be the Senate expense scandal or any scandal related to the Panama Papers. However the latest scandal, cleverly named ‘elbowgate’, is one of those scandals you hear about and truly wonder why so much time is dedicated to what the people in the UK political arena would call “Monday”.
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For those of you who don’t know, elbowgate refers to the actions of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the House on May 18th. During a vote on limiting the debate on Bill C-14, Trudeau grabbed Conservative whip Gord Brown by the arm and dragged him through a crowd of NDP MPs, who were blocking his way, in an effort to speed up his vote. He had hit NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau in the chest while doing so.
One thing that separates the internet apart from real-life is the difference in hierarchical structure. Unlike real-life, the internet does not pull your race, gender or finances in order to define you. Regardless of who you are on the internet, you would not gain or lose any special privileges. This kind of social equality is partially the reason of why the internet is so great (and horrible at the same time). Users are more or less free to choose who they want to be and what they want to do on the internet. Whether it be a troll on forums or a professional viewer of cat pictures, the choices are virtually unlimited. The only limitation to using the internet, is whether one can afford to access it.
Donald Trump’s opinion on Muslims are always so interesting.
When Sadiq Khan became the newly elected Mayor of London, Donald Trump expressed his happiness and even offered for Khan to be the ‘exception’ to his no-Muslim rule. This, to me, came off as kind of patronizing and sounds like “if when you’ve proven you’re a nice enough Muslims you can come into the United States of America”.
With the Panama Papers making big headlines, the question arises whether offshore companies and trusts are legitimate. While there are many legitimate uses for offshore companies, we can also see that there are many people who are using it to avoid taxes.
After months of news articles and court visits, the verdict finally came out on Mike Duffy. Justice Charles Vaillancourt has cleared Duffy on all 31 charges as the Crown failed to get a single charge of fraud, breach of trust and bribery.
This could potentially be one of the saddest stories I’ve research. Attawapiskat has declared a state of emergency, but has been dealing with various issues for the last decade. From lack of housing to lack of mental health resources, this is an incredibly important issue.
After the Brussels attack, Ted Cruz proposed patrolling and securing Muslim neighborhoods. It sounded like something taken from a history book, but is it something that Republicans would historically do? Let’s find out!