Canadian politics

Identity shapes values, making the political personal

Election season in an (unofficially) two-party democracy is always nerve-wracking. The argument constantly resurfaces over which party leader is stronger, or even the lesser of two evils.Continue...

What you should know about the major Canadian parties before voting

Canadians across the country will hit the polls on Oct. 21 to elect the country’s 43rd parliament.Continue...

Federal Conservatives’ anti-university attitude won’t fly

When politicians target universities, they diminish hard-working students and professors sharing knowledge and curiosity—not some imagined intellectual elite.Continue...

Canadian politeness has no place in climate politics

With Canada’s 2019 federal election campaign officially underway, now is not the time to extinguish the climate debate—it’s time to ramp it up.Continue...

Jean Chrétien reflects on time in office

For Jean Chrétien, the art of storytelling is never far from politics.Continue...

Liberals announce 25 per cent increase to research spending in 2018 budget

On Feb. 27, the federal Liberals revealed a 25 per cent increase to research spending in their 2018-19 budget. As a result, the Trudeau government has committed sizeable grants for health, science and the humanities over the next half decade.

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Liberals can’t have it both ways on Canada’s climate targets

Putting a price carbon pollution has become the paradigm of climate policy.Continue...

Taking my seat: Where are our leaders?

It’s 2018 and I’m waiting for our political leaders to step up.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...

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