United NationsUnited Nations The United Nations is a great organization, which enforces peace and security around the world. Canada’s Involvement with the UN is a good thing because it gives Canada many allies and the allies consist of some of the greatest powers in the world. What the UN does for peace: Preserving world peace is a central purpose of the United Nations. Under the Charter, Member States agree to settle disputes by peaceful means and refrain from threatening or using force against other States.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990 AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990: A LEGISLATIVE HISTORY American Congress November 14, 2001 Woof! You sure gotta climb a lotta steps to get to this Capitol Building here in Washington! But I wonder who that sad little scrap of paper is? I'm just a bill. Yes, I'm only a bill, and I'm sitting here on Capitol Hill. Well, it's a long, long journey to the capital city. It's a long, long wait while I'm sitting in committee, but I know I'll be a law someday...At least I hope and pray that I wil
CONTENT ON THE INTERNET FREE OR FETTEREDCONTENT ON THE INTERNET: FREE OR FETTERED? Focus: This paper examines the nature of the problem caused by potentially offensive material on the Internet and summarizes current efforts to regulate content, along with reactions to those efforts. 1. Introduction: what is the problem? Earlier last year, anyone could have been forgiven for believing that the world had just discovered the Internet, and that it had, in the process, concluded that the Internet was awash with pornographic images, drugs i
The Drug Advisory CouncilThe DrugAdvisoryCouncil In December 1995 the DrugAdvisoryCouncil was set up by the Victorian Government and was responsible for investigating the Marijuana issue. What the law says is, “In Victoria the penalties imposed by the courts for possession of small amounts of Cannabis - less than 50 grams, are relatively minor.1 Although the Drugs,Poisons and Controlled Substances Act prohibits possession of any amount of cannabis, court routinely place first offenders found guilty of possession of
LuxembourgLuxembourg Location Luxembourg is located in Europe and is bordered by Belgium, Germany and France. On a map, it is located at 50 N latitude and 6 E longitude. Luxembourg is very small. It is only 998 square miles, which is roughly the size of Orange County, California. All the country is inhabited, with most people living in the southern part. The Flag The flag of Luxembourg was adopted in 1845. The colors come from the Coat of Arms of Luxembourg and are red, white and blue. The flag is simply
Child AbuseChild Abuse CHILD ABUSE What is child abuse? It is the physical or emotional abuse of a child by a parent, guardian, or other person. Reports of child abuse, including sexual abuse, beating, and murder, have climbed in the United States and some authorities believe that the number of cases is largely under reported. Child neglect is sometimes included in legal definitions of child abuse to cover instances of malnutrition, desertion, and inadequate care of a child's safety. When reported, child a
The United NationsThe United Nations The United Nations is an organization of sovereign nations not a world government. It provides the machinery to help find solutions to disputes or problems, and to deal with virtually any matter of concern to humanity. It does not legislate like a national parliament. But in the meeting rooms and corridors of the UN, representatives of almost all countries of the world large and small, rich and poor, with varying political views and social systems have a voice and vote in shap
The End of WorkThe End of Work by Jeremy Rifkin What I wrote on the Canadian unemployment rate website: “Mark is correct. Unemployment rates are only based on people who are on unemployment insurance. Only about 50% of unemployed workers today are eligible for unemployment insurance in Canada and that rate is decreasing with higher requirements set by the government. To prove that you are looking for work, people are generally required to go to unemployment offices to prove that they had gone to interviews wit