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Generation Why: April 12

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This week's issue of Generation Why features several stories that pose the question: who should be held accountable?

  • Arielle Piat-Sauvé, a reader from Montreal, and Catharine Tunney, a CBC staffer from Nova Scotia, reflect on the tragic story of Rehtaeh Parsons. Why did it take the teen's suicide to prompt an investigation into her gang rape allegations?
  • Laura Adams, a reader from Toronto, is shocked to learn that Canada ranked 17th out of 29 developed countries in a UNICEF report on the well-being of children. Why are so many of our younger siblings heavy, high, and unhappy?
  • Staffer Andy MacDonald and reader Amanda Perry, from Edmonton, wonder what will come of the controversy surrounding RBC -- which asked a group of Canadian IT workers to train their foreign replacements, and then vacate their jobs.

Also in this issue: CBC's cross-country report card on Canadian hospitals, the mainstreaming of untraceable digital currency (Bitcoin), a stunning Heritage Minute created by 15-year-old history buffs, and more!
About Generation Why

Generation Why is a weekly interactive magazine curated by young Canadians for young Canadians.

Each week, readers under the age of 30 and young staffers collaborate to highlight the best content that CBC news and current affairs programming has to offer.

We also hope to spotlight the talent of young artists by offering the magazine's cover as a canvas.

  • Contribute a written piece or pitch your photo/illustration for the cover
  • Explore the results of our user-driven social poll on important questions for our generation, and watch the open forum live chat we ran to discuss those big questions


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