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Many diseases have symptoms that are visible to the eye like cancer, Parkinson or muscular dystrophy. The people who are affected by these diseases tend to be noticed by the population and attract unwanted stares. Although these people can fell like they are being pitied or judged, having a visible disease has its advantages or may I say, having an invisible disease has its disadvantages.

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All along the semester, I decided to concentrate my blog post and writing on a cause that is important to me, homelessness. I chose this subject because it perfectly shows how our society is build today. It demonstrate that the entire society is not build in a way that favorises a quest of solutions in this issue. Also, the well-being of every human on this planet is something that bothers me because everybody deserve the same quality.

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In the article "What Can Be Done About Pedophilia" written by Alice Dreger and published in The Atlantic on August 26th, 2013 (, the author asks an international expert on pedophilia basic and simple questions people usually ask about this disorder. The author also tries to see how this are can be improved.

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The article ‘’Exclusive: Family homelessness on the rise’’ written by Andrew Francis Wallace on The Star, a Toronto news website, tells the story of Blair Levesque and his partner Felisha Young who share a Scarborough basement apartment with their 6-week baby Nikolas. They had a dispute with their landlord and, unfortunately, the family has the fear of being evicted with nowhere to go. The family was struggling to find a new home for themselves because the couple both suffer from disabilities and are on welfare.

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In the article called “Colby Cosh: The magic of ‘ending homelessness’ — and ending up with more” by Colby Cosh in the National Post on March 21st, 2016, the author comments on the state of homelessness in Canada, more particularly in Edmonton, Alberta. The main highlight is that this winter has been a very busy one for the homeless shelters, even if this winter was not as harsh as the previous years. Plus, the staff working in these shelters reported a 42 per cent increase in outdoor sleeping.

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Accueil Bonneau is a nonprofit organization created in 1877 that helps and welcome any homeless person or anyone who is at risk of homelessness by providing daily services to these people. The organization respond to their basic needs and help him achieve a better quality of life. The only way to find volunteer work with this organization is to call the organization by phone or email (Tel: 514 845 3906 and email: and they will give you information about what you can do and how you can do it.

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Pedophilia is an extremely controversial subject that, still as of today, makes people uneasy and creates trauma among perpetrators of the crime, their victims and the victims’ family. Adults, fearing that this concept might reach their children one way or another, act very aggressively when thinking and talking about perpetrators of such crimes. Three cases were considered as important and were extremely popular in the media.

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Stress is everywhere. We often see it with people who work too much or have financial problems, but since a couple years students have emerged as the group who is suffering the most from stress. The report Lower Saint-Lawrence: the end of semester, source of stress of Réjean Desmeules from Radio Canada shows how students from here are affected by anxiety and depression.

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In this Gazette article originally posted in the Washington Post on February 7th, 2016 (, it was reported that a nine-year-old girl living in Alabama with her family has been fatally shot with her grandfather’s pistol by her younger brother, who was obviously unaware of what would happen as a result.

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Since the first stories about the allegations of physical and sexual abuses by priests started to surface in the late 1980s in Canada, a lot of new cases started to appear in the news. A new case just came up in the Montreal Gazette but this time, it is about the compensation to a newly identified victim. In the article named Victims of Catholic brother will be compensated by Paul Delean, it explains that an out-court settlement has been made between the Catholic brother Jean-Paul Thibault of the congregation Frères de Notre-Dame de la Miséricorde and the victims.

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The Syrian Civil War, which is going on in Syria since 2011 and which opposes the Baathist government of Bashar al-Assad (officially ruling the Syrian Arab Republic since 2000) and various Syrian opposition groups and Islamic militant organizations present in the region such as the Free Syrian Army, al-Qaeda, ISIS and the Kurdish military forces, has caused the exodus of approximately six million people. These migrants have left Syria to find better conditions for a living in the context of the Syrian Civil War and mostly went to find haven in countries like Turkey, Lebanon or Jordan.

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One of the most controversial subject in the United States these days is the importance for the people to possess a firearm. One of the reason of this issue is the uprising in mass shooting in schools and public places. In an article from the Montreal Gazette by Michael E. Miller published on January 26, 2016, the reason for the debate is well depicted. On January 21st 2016, Dane Gallion, a 29 years old man from Seattle went in a restaurant, drank a 22-ounce beer and afterward, went to a cinema to see 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.

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Latin America has recently been affected by a devastating virus that has multiple impacts on various components of society. Effectively, the Zika virus is transmitted by mosquitoes through bites and it causes pregnant women to give birth to babies suffering from microcephaly, especially if the pregnant women becomes ill during the first trimester of pregnancy. It also causes symptoms such as suffering from fever, headaches, conjunctivitis, joint pains and rashes during a period of time that can last from two to seven dats.

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