Caitlin-Robyn Densmore

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Caitlin-Robyn is a third year combined honors Political Science and Law undergraduate student at Carleton University. She is actively involved with non-profit organizations ranging from restorative justice to grant writing. When she is not practicing her studies, you can find her jogging along the Rideau canal, relaxing with a glass of wine, or nose deep in a burrito bowl at Chipotle.

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Legislation of Cannabis in Canada: Bill C-45’s Legislative Journey

Legislation of Cannabis in Canada: Bill C-45’s Legislative Journey

After years of uncertainty, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has finally brought to life his popular 2015 Federal Election promise: to legalization marijuana. On October 17th, 2018 Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis was passed, legalizing marijuana for recreation use across Canada. Sponsored by Liberal [...]

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Issues set to arise for the Opposition Party in the upcoming Federal Election

 Issues set to arise for the Opposition Party in the upcoming Federal Election

Photo credit: Andrew Scheer/Flickr With the upcoming 2019 Federal election, tensions are arising as parties begin to build their platform. In a survey conducted by Abacus Data, approximately 2,000 Canadians aged 18 and older were polled online. It was found that over 57% prefer a change in the current [...]

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Standard of Evidence in Question as Diab’s appeal is postponed for a new handwriting analysis

Standard of Evidence in Question as Diab’s appeal is postponed for a new handwriting analysis

Photo via JusticeForHassanDiab.org As if Hassan Diab’s 10-year battle against allegations of terrorism hasn’t been enough, Judges of France have delayed the Professor’s appeal for a new handwriting analysis. Hassan Diab, a father of two, specializes in Sociology and lectured at both [...]

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Trudeau Set to Apologize for the Tragedy of MS St. Louis

Trudeau Set to Apologize for the Tragedy of MS St. Louis

Photo credit: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum/National Archives and Records Administration As he said so himself, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has set a date to formally apologize for “an absolute moral failure on the part of the government.” On November 7, Trudeau will formally [...]

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ByWard Market gets a furry visitor

ByWard Market gets a furry visitor

Located in the heart of downtown Ottawa, ByWard Market is known for its unique shops, striving market place, divine cuisine as well as its exciting nightlife. However, last week this place-to-be was not only visited by tourists and the people of Ottawa. At around 3am on Thursday night, a 911 call [...]

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The backfire from Doug Ford’s new sex-ed curriculum

The backfire from Doug Ford’s new sex-ed curriculum

Premier Doug Ford has gone forward with a change in the sex-ed curriculum, as promised in his election platform following this year’s provincial election. These changes have caused a lot of backfire for the Progressive Conservatives attempting to bring back old curriculums. Although high [...]

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The EpiPen Shortage going from a scare to a serious concern amongst Canadians

The EpiPen Shortage going from a scare to a serious concern amongst Canadians

The EpiPen is a well-known medical device used to inject a dose of epinephrine into an anaphylactic patient suffering from a severe allergic reaction. Such a significant medical instrument can often be found in workplaces, schools, etc. This year, however, wholesalers and distributors have noticed [...]

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Russia is not a fan of Canada’s legalization of cannabis

Russia is not a fan of Canada’s legalization of cannabis

The legalization of cannabis has a new deadline. As of October 17th of this year, Canada will be quite different. In a statement released last month, a Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the International Organizations in Vienna, Ambassador Mikhail Ulyanov, has stated Russia’s [...]

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What you need to know about Quebec’s face-covering ban

What you need to know about Quebec’s face-covering ban

Photo credit: Michael Swan/Flickr Quebec’s not-so-newly passed law known as Bill 62 has banned face coverings for public workers and anyone receiving public services. Proposed by Premier Philippe Couillard’s liberal government and passed in October of 2017, the ban is officially [...]

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Trudeau standing strong as he hits back at Trump for “Totally unacceptable tariffs” and his unnecessary commentary

Trudeau standing strong as he hits back at Trump for “Totally unacceptable tariffs” and his unnecessary commentary

Canada is standing strong against U.S. President Trump’s attack on Canadian PM Trudeau’s leadership skills and tariffs. NDP party member Tracey Ramsey emphasised the united front that is being put up by all parties in Canadian Parliament. Today I introduced a Motion in the House of [...]

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