Teen Marriage: How Young is Too Young to be Legally Married?

Scenario: Hannah, 16, and her boyfriend Shawn, 17, have decided to get married! They have been dating since Grade 9 and can’t wait to start their lives together. Shawn’s family is completely supportive of their future union and all their friends think they will be together forever. There is only one problem: Hannah’s father, Joe.…

The Quebec Student Protest Law: Is it really necessary?

This is an opinion piece written by JFCY PLE Team volunteer, Cemone Morlese. It does not reflect the ideas or opinions of JFCY as a whole. Summary The student protest in Quebec started months ago over government legislation raising tuition fees for university students. Daily gatherings of thousands caught international attention, but a new law…

Trayvon Martin: Where do we go from here?

This opinion piece was written by JFCY volunteer and PLE Team member Cemone Morlese. The opinions expressed are Cemone’s and not necessarily those of JFCY. The Trayvon Martin case has gained international attention from average people, to celebrities to even the President, himself. At its core is the victim, 17 year-old Trayvon, shot and killed…