Canadian politics

Landmark summit a chance for change

Being excluded from the law-making table, it's not hard to see why First Nations rights are so poorly addressed.Continue...

Blame boomers for low turnout

Declining youth voter turnout isn't a new trend. But if we keep teaching young voters that the issues they care about won't be addressed, we can expect them to stay away.Continue...

The millennial vote goes deeper than surface level politics

Despite being over two years away from the 2019 election, the debate surrounding candidates and their appeal to young Canadians already seems to revolve around who is the trendier choice.Continue...

Taking my seat: Gerry Ritz says Barbie, I say empowering female leader

Causing controversy in the Twittersphere on September 19, Conservative Canadian Member of Parliament Gerry Ritz referred to Catherine McKenna, Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, as “our climate Barbie.”Continue...

Lacing up for the Conservative race

Ever since Stephen Harper’s defeat in the 2015 federal election, the question of who’ll be the most the effective leader for the Conservative Party in the Trudeau era has been on the minds of Canadians on all ends of the political spectrum.Continue...

Canadian Senator offers advice to Queen’s students

After serving more than thirty years in the Canadian Senate, Anne Cools knows politics.Continue...

Trudeau’s Year in Review from a student’s perspective

“Sunny ways my friends, sunny ways,” said an ambitious and freshly-elected Justin Trudeau in a reference to Sir Wilfred Laurier’s famous doctrine.Continue...

Physician assisted dying legislation flawed

Legislation on physician assisted dying currently under debate in the House of Commons poses many issues, according to Queen’s Bbioethics professor Udo Schüklenk.Continue...

Feminist paintings critique current politics

Who would paint a nude portrait of Stephen Harper? Kingston artist Margaret Sutherland would.Continue...

The Liberal rebuild

As the Liberal Party enters a substantial rebuilding phase, it’s useful to reflect on the results of the recent election and its implications for the future.Continue...