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Quebec to help citizens in poverty with basic income aid

Citizens of Quebec below the poverty line will be happy to hear the recent news from Premier Philippe Couillard. Starting in 2018, Quebecers who make less than $18,000 annually will receive government help as part of a $3 billion action plan to fight poverty and promote “economic inclusion,” according to CBC News.

Premier Philippe Couillard

This plan has many moving pieces, and it has received plentiful criticisms from anti-poverty groups, noting how the plan only focuses on a single sector of citizens below the poverty line in Canada.

Serge Petitclerc, spokesperson for the Collectif pour un Québec sans pauvreté, notes how “limiting [the plan] to a single category of people in Quebec, [is] missing the point. Because one of the primary characteristics of guaranteed minimum income is that it should be unconditional and it should apply to the entire population.”

Although statistics and metrics can hardly quantify the true experience of being below the poverty line, corrective actions must occur in segments if we want gradual change. What constitutes as fair in situations like these is heartbreaking, as someone’s experience dealing with poverty should never be seen as conditional when considering who receives aid.

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Australian parliament soon to pass gay marriage bill after heartwarming proposal

In the next few days, Australia will become the 26th nation to legalize gay marriage. Following a unanimous poll gathered earlier this year, Australian parliament have seen how they have treated homosexuals unequally, and are now willing to take the necessary steps to ensuring their great citizens have equal rights.

“This debate has been the soundtrack to our relationship,” an emotional Tim Wilson said to his partner Ryan Bolger. You can read more about this heartwarming story here.

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Fek News: Demono tackles the Chic-fil-a marriage equality fiasco

I remember this fad well. Everyone was really pissed off at Chick-fil-a for their stance on marriage equality.

But I wonder what repercussions Chick-fil-a actually faced and if people who cared back then still care now… specifically regarding the fast food chain.