French Immersion, English corruption

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In Canada, our two national languages are English and French. In the English-speaking provinces, there are schools that provide French immersion, a program where students learn more French than English; this is the opposite in the French-speaking provinces of Canada. The problem with French Immersion is that, students who enroll for French Immersion become illiterate in English. More than fifty percent of Canada’s population are English speakers, compared to French speakers which are about thirty percent. I have a friend who sent their kid to French-Immersion, later the child left the school and failed in English class. The kid later had to take a few years of English tutoring and now is doing well in school. I mean, honestly, if you are going to send your kid to a French-Immersion school, make sure your kid is fluent in English and is around ten to fourteen years of age. Also consider what job your kid will choose in life, if your child has taken French-Immersion for many years, he’ll probably become a lawyer, a translator, or be working in Montreal. I just don’t understand why people can’t also be doing some English tutoring at the same time, this should be on the French-Immersion application form to get parents aware of possible problems that the kid will go through. The last thing I want to tell you is, if you are considering on sending your child to French-Immersion, consider how illiterate he/she will be in English, how fluent is your child in English and will your child be doing a French-speaking job.

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allBcards.com’s new infographic!

A few weeks ago after my business card post, Oswaldo Zapata, founder of allBcards.com contacted me. He was very nice and we had a great conversation. He recently emailed me about his website’s new infographic. Here’s an article about it.

The link for the infographic is: http://www.allbcards.com/en/l/infographic-business-card-and-networking-tips-1.html

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2014 Mayoral elections

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John Tory was elected as mayor of Toronto for 2014. He won by 60,000 votes against Doug Ford. However, I do not think that Tory will successfully run the city of Toronto.
At first, it was Rob Ford running, however, due to Rob’s unstable health conditions, he was forced to withdraw. Doug Ford carried on Rob’s spirit and continued the race for him. That was very kind and considerate. Rob Ford is currently going through chemotherapy.
Let’s get to the campaign part. Tory knows nothing. He will not eliminate the land transfer tax; he will have this stupid Smart Track system which will cost taxpayers billions of dollars. I understand the fact that he wants to build a better infrastructure system and ease gridlock; however, this isn’t the way to do it. He could have just make new laws or built more subways. It would have only been a fraction of the cost and subways can have a large capacity for rush-hour. His transit part was a fail.
Doug Ford’s campaign was different. He said that he wanted to build subways, which is very smart. Subways can last a long time. It is very reliable. It is also electric, so it doesn’t pollute and is a good long term investment for the city of Toronto. I didn’t see why John Tory is so opposed to that.
The thing here is that John Tory’s plan is super expensive and unpractical, while Doug Ford’s plan was much more practical and costs only a fraction of Tory’s plan.
Now here comes Olivia Chow. She wants to invest in children and childcare. She only talks about childcare and that is just not the way to go in an election. I know children is the future of the world, however, you have to act more as a leader than a parent-like person seeking better childcare. She doesn’t talk transit or anything.
Now that we are down with the campaign part, let’s talk about John Tory’s new job. Being the mayor of Toronto is a HIGHLY stressful job. John Tory does not have the experience. He doesn’t know how the municipal government works. He will have to take time to adapt. Also, it will be a real pain for the people of Toronto because of the future tax raises. John Tory will not be popular. He is also out of touch with reality because during his campaign, all he wants are high profile endorsements. That is crazy. It will not be these people who you will work with in your term as mayor. IT IS THE PEOPLE OF TORONTO. That is why Doug Ford’s campaign clicked for me. It was for the people. The purposed changes were for the people of Toronto, unlike that Tory.
If you think I am wrong check this out: Rob Ford promised to eliminate the Land Transfer tax, which he basically did except for the last 1.75% or so. He also saved the taxpayers of Toronto a BILLION DOLLARS in the last 4 years. That is AMAZING.
What is Tory going to do…? SPEND SPEND SPEND.
Tory is like a chicken with its head cut off running around, he has no sense of direction and doesn’t know what he is doing. I say TORONTO, VOTE FORD FOR 2018 ELECTION.

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Coke battle: Coca-Cola vs Pepsi

The epic showdown is finally here. These are my opinions on Coca-Cola vs Pepsi. Personally, I love Coca-Cola and hate Pepsi.

Let me first talk about the history of these two companies. Coca-Cola was founded in 1892. At first, it was used by the military because it was very cheap to produce and could quickly quench your thirst. The caffeine also let the soldiers stay focused and alert. For a long time, Coca-Cola was supporting the military. Then, Coca-Cola thought that they could make very good profits if they went to the public market. As soon as Coca-Cola went public, sales skyrocketed. Demand was huge. The lemony-fizzy flavour was so unique. The world, quite frankly never seen anything like it. The caffeine in the drink was the perfect touch. It let long work days seem like a breeze and just make people feel good.

Pepsi saw how successful Coca-Cola was and envied Coca-Cola, so they basically jumped aboard the Coke train. The company was established in 1965. They tried to recreate the Coca-Cola taste, but they weren’t that successful.

The most important part is obviously taste.
Coca-Cola is amazing. It is quite sweet, but in a very good way. The extra caffeine makes you feel energized. The amount of carbon dioxide is amazing. Not too much and not to little. I don’t know why, but there is something attractive-almost addictive about Coca-Cola. Bottom line-Coca-Cola is boss.

Pepsi is different. It has more lemony taste to it. It is not as sweet and no where near the amount of sugar as Coca-Cola. There is very little carbon dioxide. This creates a awful taste. It is hard to describe. It seems kind of bland or unflavoured. Pepsi just won’t cut it for me.

Now, I know there is lots of coke variations, however it is a no-go on Coke Zero or Diet Coke. Think. There is no sugar but it is the same sweetness. They use artificial sugars which are bad for your health.

ADVICE: DON’T GET COKE ZERO OR DIET COKE.
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Permanent Residents In Canada: The Problem

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Now I’m no rude or racist person. I know and have family who are permanent residents. These people live in Canada and spend most of their money in Canada, benefiting our economy. Some of these people are permanent residents who are on the path of becoming a Canadian citizens. Some of these people have not applied for a Canadian passport yet they spend every single dime of theirs in Canada. These people are good for our economy. However there are some permanent residents who differ to the people that I know. I know of people who are permanent residents, but don’t live in Canada for about 80% of the time. Whilst reading the Government of Canada’s permanent resident guidelines I came across a section that read “permanent residents get most social benefits that Canadian citizens receive, including health care coverage.” This means that the people who do not live in Canada, and do not spend money in Canada still get free health-care. At whose expense? The tax payer’s. However when doing deeper research on the Canadian Government’s website it stated “You must live in Canada for 2 out of 5 years or for 730 days.” These people are making the tax payer’s pay for their pension when they don’t even help the Canadian economy. So what’s your thought? Should permanent residents have to live in Canada for a longer period of time? 

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ISIS: Radicalism and Attacks on Canada

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Today, a group of gunman attacked the Ottawa area. Yes.. I know, sad and horrendous day for humanity right? The truth is that there is always more to a story than what you can see. This one is no different.

A single gunman shot a Canadian solider at a memorial near parliament hill. This is a disgusting crime no matter who you support. Someone is remembering the spirit of a lost friend or family member. The solider died two hours after he got shot. It is quite inhumane. At that time, I felt angry. I knew it was ISIS who was responsible. As you may know, yesterday a ISIS member ran over 2 soldiers with a car. ISIS has also publicly stated that they will attack Canada.

Then, came more developments. Gunshots were fired in the parliament library. The parliament was in lock down. The government responded very well. They were quick in providing safety measures. All party leaders ( Harper, Trudeau and Mulcair) were brought to safety. Many buildings were in lockdown. All major malls near Ottawa were in lockdown. The first gunman who shot the solider was found and shot dead. The second gunman is still at large. Police are canvassing and interviewing the locals in an effort to find the second gunman.
This is basically what happened, now comes the important part.

ISIS has attacked Canada twice already. Yesterday, they ran over the solider and today, they shot a solider. As promised, ISIS is attacking Canada. Why are they using methods of terror to scare people. The Canadian government has 90 potentially dangers ISIS militants in Canada. Now, that has decreased to 88.
My point is: Why is ISIS doing this? What do they gain from this… NOTHING! They are killing random soldiers just to make us scared. Screw your ass ISIS. Killing soldiers is not the solution. It will only strengthen the hatred we have for you, stupid ISIS.

There a strong possibility that ISIS will attack major cities like Vancouver, Winnipeg, Regina, and Toronto. As a proud Canadian, I worry for my life. It could be me or you that ISIS kills next. ISIS are senseless idiots. I think the Canadian government should arrest the 88 remaining ISIS militants, interrogate them and either kill them or put them in jail. With aggressive people, the only solution is to be aggressive to them.

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Canadian Soldiers Hit By Car: Why Did We Jump To Radicalism?

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Yesterday 2 Canadian soldiers were hit by a car in a small Quebec town by the name St-Jean-sur-Richelieu. 1 soldier has died of his injuries, the other still in hospital fighting for his life. The suspect, Martin Rouleau, was gunned down by police forces. Before police started investigating, Conservative MP Randy Hoback brought up a point regarding the situation in the House stating that perhaps the hit and run was “radicalized.” I am a proud Canadian and am against terrorists. However this raises a point. Why do we always turn to radicalism? Before we knew that Roleau converted to Islam, we assumed that the attack had terrorism. What if it was just an accident? I am against terrorists, but I don’t like the fact that people jump to the conclusion that when an attack happens it has to be radicalized.

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Zakopinion Poll!

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Controversy Of The Day: Luis Suarez: The Controversy Of A Vampiric Footballer

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By: Boss

The most controversial footballer of today is Luis Suarez. Suarez is Uruguayan and plays on FC Barcelona. Suarez is known for biting, diving, and much more. Most of these incidents resulted in charges and match-bans. Honestly, he knows what he is doing and doesn’t care if he will end up in these problems. I believe he does this so he can spend time with his family during the match-bans. Come on man, I know you really want to spend time with your family, but the team needs you to win. Good footballers are not to have this type of attitude, and also do not want to be banned from FIFA games forever.

The most talked about thing is Luis Suarez and biting. Suarez bit his first victim Otman Bakkal of PSV Eindhoven. He was fined and banned for two matches by Ajax, the team he was on. Suarez transferred to Liverpool F.C, where he bit his second victim, Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea F.C and was banned for ten matches. The most recent biting incident occurred during the world cup, where Suarez bit Giorgio Chiellini. Suarez was suspended for nine international matches, including Copa America and banned for four months.

In the 2010 FIFA World Cup quarter-final between Uruguay and Ghana, Suarez committed a handball in the penalty area during the final minute of extra half-time, when Dominic Adiyiah kicked the ball and Suarez palmed the ball. Suarez received a red card and a penalty kick was awarded to Ghana, but the game went on to penalty kicks as the ball hit bar of the net. The penalty kicks ended in a 4-2 victory for Uruguay as they proceeded for the semi-finals. Uruguay lost the semi-finals to Holland, but proceeded to the Third-place Game with Germany, Suarez returned, but to be booed at every time he had the ball, Uruguay lost again.

Suarez said he wants to change, but he just can’t. It will take some time for him, but he should be a new man when he plays for Barcelona on October 26. F.C Barcelona be ready for Suarez!

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Controversy Of The Day Is Returning!

By: Zak

Quite a few months back I decided to stop posting the ever so popular “Controversy Of The Day.” The reason being that I wanted to post more different stuff. The good news is that we will be bringing back Controversy Of The Day. However this time around I won’t be doing it. Bossjamesinternational will be in charge of Controversy Of The Day. Kudos to him! He is tasked with doing a big thing. Best of luck to Boss.

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