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Censorship is to delete or hide information, opinions or expressions made by the government or any other authority that had control over its circulation. In a democracy, this phenomenon occurs when the information or other goes against a powerful social structure such as government and religious institutions. Nowadays, censorship can be seen as a violation of human rights, like freedom of speech. Although, in open societies, there is less of a debate regarding this subject because many will argue that censorship is sometimes needed in order to assure national security like in time of war.

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There is as much ways to govern as the number of country there is in the world. As Canadians, we have the chance to live in a country that is governed by democracy. However, as we noticed during the past few weeks, Syrian people are not as lucky as we are. Indeed, the Syrian government would most likely be the author of the use of chemical weapons held against its own people.

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Should we limit the display of religious symbols in the public sphere? This question has brought many debates as the Quebec Party tries to implement the Charter of Quebec Values that would ban the right for workers in the public sector to wear religious symbols such as turbans, hijabs, crucifixes, etc. The Quebec Party believes that this charter will favor equality and secularism. It is, according to them, a continuation of the changes that occurred during the Quiet Revolution allowing Quebec citizens the right to live in a society not governed by the Catholic Church.

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