The biggest theme in the media for the last few weeks has been the topic of immigration. President Trump's immigration ban was blocked by a federal judge this week, but it looks like the case will be making it all the way to the supreme court.
But it's not just the US making their immigration policies harsher. It's happening everywhere around the world according to The New York Times.
Even though the rest of the world is becoming more unwelcoming and hostile, Canada's arms are wide open. In fact, we're so hospitable, Canadian citizens aren't asking the government to close the borders, we're actually asking for more refugees.
Canada's immigration minister, who was actually a refugee himself, has stated that the biggest criticism he faces is that he needs to bring in more Syrian refugees.
And, fun fact, there are actually more Sikhs in Canada's cabinet than in India's.
Currently, nearly 1 in 5 Canadians are visible minorities, and by 2036, almost half of Canada's population will be made up of immigrants or descendants of immigrants.
It's number like these that have prompted The New York Times to say that Canada is leading the free world.
I believe it's about time for the US to ship over the statue of Liberty to Canada because we obviously deserve it more.
Gemini, aka the evil twins, is the third and most hated astrological sign of the zodiac. They're known for their duality and their witty, sharp and speedy air-sign minds.
These social butterflies will be heavily affected by the lunar eclipse at the end of the month. Robertson says eclipses bring surprises, plot twists and unpredictability — not unlike Geminis' core personality traits.
When Mars goes directly into their friendships and community zone on November 13, they might start to move forward on community projects they've been working on.
They could also see resolution with friends they've experienced tension with this past month, or they could possibly find more time to devote to their friendships.
Cancer is known for being soft, intuitive and highly emotional. Represented by the crab, the fourth sign of the zodiac is focused on self-care, moodiness and hanging out with their families.
Robertson says Cancers may be bickering more with their partner or have less energy to communicate in a healthy way. They may have trouble dealing with normal human dynamics at this time, she says.
The new moon on November 14 will affect their self-expression, creativity and kids. If they have kids, Cancers will benefit from devoting more time to them or trying to figure out how to be present with the stress of lockdown.
If they have an artistic practice, Robertson says the new moon may be a good period for them to devote time to their craft, or create a plan so they can keep working on artistic pursuits.
Leos, the fifth sign of the zodiac, are infamous for being the kings and queens of astrology. These vivacious, fiery and loyal lions love to bask in the spotlight and celebrate themselves, and they make great hype-people for their loved ones.
For Leos, Robertson says the Mars retrograde has been in their area of travel and higher education. Leos in school might be feeling worn out by the semester and frustrated by the classes they're taking or with their load of assignments.
Since travel in Quebec is currently limited due to COVID-19, Robertson encourages Leos to find ways to expand their minds and their horizons that don't involve travel, like reading a new book, watching foreign films or learning a different language.
In their current job, Robertson says the money might be alright, but it probably feels like a lot of work without much progress. They might feel like they're toiling in the daily grind.
When Mercury enters Scorpio on November 16, it will affect Leos' home and family. While that might initiate communication with family or roommates, it could also bring news that's unsettling or surprising. So it's a wild card.
Virgos are represented by the virgin and are known for being detail-oriented, pragmatic and frugal workhorses. They're anxious earth signs, and they're focused on their health and being of service to the people in their lives.
Robertson says Virgos may be experiencing debt or could be anxious about money, or their income could be challenged by the pandemic in Quebec.
The new moon on November 14 will affect Virgos' communication, siblings and local environments, including neighbours. Robertson says there may be an opportunity for new life in those areas.
The end of the month's lunar eclipse will happen in their area of career — it might be a good time to start a communications project, blog, diary or podcast.
Libras are the fair-minded, diplomatic and gracious air signs of the zodiac. Represented by the scales, people born under Libra are peaceful, fair and hate being alone. They're known for avoiding conflict and having an intellectual mind.
This month, Robertson says Libras may be feeling trapped in their relationships — especially family relationships — like they don't have the freedom to move or do their own thing.
Robertson advises Libras to remember that they naturally tend to be good diplomats, to avoid escalating conflict if it comes up, to take space if they need it and to keep in mind this phase will pass.
The new moon will happen in their place of earnings, so it could be a time to set a new budget for the month, especially if their budget has been impacted by the employment reality of COVID-19.
Robertson also says they may find a new revenue source or get a new gig of some sort by the end of the month.
Scorpios are the scary, intense and secretive scorpions of the zodiac. Known for being loyal but having trust issues, these water signs make great ride-or-dies — if they like you.
The new moon on the 14th will be in Scorpio — it's the perfect time to set goals and intentions, as well as make plans for where they want to be, even if they don't have the freedom they'd otherwise enjoy because of the Quebec lockdown.
Robertson tells Scorpios that they might have a boost of confidence on November 22, when Venus enters their sign. They might have an extra spark to them or a more magnetic quality. They may also find they're attracting a lot of people and that meeting new people is easier.
Uranus is in their area of relationships until 2026, so Robertson says there might be an ongoing sense of individuation during this period, finding a relationship that's really unique and not heteronormative.
Sagittarians are the ninth sign of the zodiac, and being ruled by Jupiter, they're known for being philosophical, outdoorsy and happy-go-lucky fire signs. Pro tip: don't try to tie them down in a relationship — they'll move to another country when you least expect it.
Robertson says Sagittarians will see their solar return on the 22, so they may be feeling more visible, like their name is out there.
The lunar eclipse on November 30 will be in their place of relationships. They can expect surprises or sudden changes in that area of their life, or they might meet someone new and be swept off their feet.
Robertson says it should feel like very potent energy and won't be boring.
Capricorn, represented by the sea-goat, is known for being smart, hardworking and fully in control of their destiny. They're the CEOs, goal-getters and conservative spenders of the zodiac.
Robertson says Capricorns have been the hosts of the 2020 "shitshow." The conjunction between Saturn and Pluto has been in their sign, representing the COVID-19 pandemic and all the difficulties that came with it.
Capricorn people may have been carrying this year's baggage with them, and have heavy issues going on in their lives. Robertson says they've been tested in many ways and may have to take responsibility when other people aren't.
Mars was in retrograde in their place of home and family, so there may have been tension, conflict or fighting there. On the bright side, it's almost over — Capricorns have had the hardest year out of every sign and it's finally coming to an end.
Aquarians are the innovative, enigmatic and unique wild children of the zodiac. These rebellious air signs, represented by the water bearer, are the anti-conforming social justice warriors in your life.
Robertson says Venus will enter their area of career on November 22, bringing them a bit of luck, softness and gentleness — but not without a few curveballs.
Uranus is in Aquarius's home sector, so their environment may be in flux. They might want to move, or be independent of their family.
When the new moon on November 14 enters their area of careers, they may feel new energy or a fresh start in their work life. Some career activities may have halted and they may get the green light to move forward.
These tricky little fish are known for being constantly trapped between fantasy and reality. Pisces natives are empathetic and compassionate water signs, but they may have trouble with a martyr complex.
Pisces will be most affected by the lunar eclipse at the end of the month, which will take place in their area of family and home, Robertson says.
They might find out they need to move or alternatively receive a housing offer they can't turn down.
Robertson says Pisces might have experienced a lot of financial uncertainty and that certain revenue sources may have been closed to them. On November 13, they may start to see improvement in that area.
For Pisces, Robertson says the Pluto conjunct in Capricorn is in their area of friendships — so they may be feeling inspired to volunteer, help out, or bring soup to their friends who live alone in Quebec.
It's like we have a type of censor police, we need to stop this.
Quebec Premier François Legault
The premier went on to say, "Universities need to be places where we can have debates, where freedom of expression is important."
In a statement made by President and Vice-Chancellor Jacques Frémont at uOttawa, he acknowledged the complicated balance of the right to academic freedom and the right to dignity.
"Contrary to so much of what has been written in recent days, the right to freedom of expression and the right to dignity are not contradictory principles, but complementary. They must co-exist with one another."
Frémont expressed his ongoing efforts to eliminate "racist and racially motivated incidents."
The uOttawa professor was permitted to "continue her teaching (which she returned to last Friday) while enjoying her full academic freedom."
Donald Trump is a unique president in so many ways. But one of the most equally entertaining and horrifying aspects is his no-filter approach to criticizing just about everyone.
Seriously, aside from white hill-billies, there isn't real a person or group of people Trump hasn't pissed off on Twitter or in a speech.
In case you needed a reminder, we decided to rally up nearly every individual or group the President of the United States has made an effort to attack.
It's not going to be an uplifting read, but it will be oddly funny, in a "oh my god, this man has access to nuclear codes" kind of way. And, of course, if we missed anyone of importance, let us know and we'll add to the list, because Trump is certainly not done yet.
The “Failing” New York Times and the “Fake News” Washington Post
Not that Trump is a fan of journalistic publications overall, but he hates these guys most of all
When he coined the term “fake news.” Special mention goes out to Mika Brzezinski and her “bleeding face.”
For starting sh*t with Stephen Curry and the NFL commissioner.
Anyone On Obamacare
Because he thinks it’s the “Unaffordable Care Act” and is doing everything he can to get rid of it.
Anyone In The Obama Administration
Before becoming president, he literally said the “incompetence of our current administration is beyond comprehension,” meaning the Obama Administration
And Obama Himself, Of Course
It all started when Trump called Obama’s citizenship into question and only got worse from there.
Because the wall, and “bad hombres.”
No one needs reminder of Trump’s so-called “locker room talk.”
They literally think Trump just declared war on them. Not that anyone likes North Korea, but still, they count.
Apparently he has a “failing career.” Honestly, though, who comes for Snoop?
The Boy Scouts Of America
When he made an entire speech for them about bashing Hilary Clinton and Obama
Like you even need a reminder.
Remember when Trump mocked a reporter in a wheelchair at one of his rallies? Yeah, same here…
“Travel Ban.” ‘Nuff said. Well, not really, because Trump has said worse things about the Muslim community.
Somehow, Trump managed to make a Black History Month speech about himself. And let’s also not forget how the guy implicitly supports white nationalists/neo-nazis.
“SAD!” and “Crazy” are Trump’s descriptors for the beloved Bernie.
If Bernie wasn’t bad enough, Trump came for the frickin’ Pope during his election campaign, criticizing the religious leader.
Saturday Night Live
“Really bad television!” according to Trump. Tell that to the Emmys.
“One of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood,” according to Trump.
All of Hollywood, Too
Watch a major award show and you can feel the disdain on-screen.
London’s Mayor Sadie Khan
Literally said Khan’s response to the London terrorist attacks were “pathetic.”
Prisoners Of War (POWs)
In some form of twisted logic, Trump made it seem like people held prisoner during a war aren’t heroes, because, in his words, “I like people who weren’t captured.”
Two Former Miss Universe Winners
Alicia Machado and Paulina Vega were called “disgusting” and a “hypocrite,” respectively.
The United Nations
“A club for people to get together, talk and have a good time,” says Trump, along with a classic “So sad!”
Anyone Who Isn’t A White CIS Heterosexual In North America
For not condemning white nationalists and pretty much everything that got the guy elected.
Okay, not a person/group of people, but the entire concept of the truth must be pissed at Trump for his role in the creation of “alternative facts.”