Politics

Taking my seat: guess who opposes equal pay

It’s been quite the summer. Nearly one year ago our neighbours to the South realized a catastrophic mistake when the electoral college gave the Presidential race to a racist, homophobic, transphobic, misogynistic, ableist (or any of the myriad of other “ic” or “ist” terms that he most likely falls into) President.Continue...

Athletes shouldn’t be expected to be neutral

Often known for their athletic ability rather than their way with words, athletes are taught to let their play do the talking. When it comes to politics, they are heavily criticized for transgressing the perceived boundaries of their profession.Continue...

Politics students providing Insight on refugees

Very rarely do group projects in class become something students continue to work on after it’s due. For a group of political studies students, one assignment has gone from an idea to a reality.Continue...

At Conservative candidate events, Kellie Leitch met with protests while Lisa Raitt sees small turnout

With the Conservative Party leadership race ongoing, Queen’s University Conservative Association (QUCA) hosted two more candidates this week — following Kevin O’Leary and Michael Chong in past weeks — that sparked more protests on campus.Continue...

Kevin O’Leary draws crowd to Grant Hall

“Here’s my plan. I’m going to win this leadership race and then I’m going to shine the light of transparency and accountability on Justin Trudeau for the next two years, and make his life a living hell,” Conservative Party leadership candidate Kevin O’Leary declared to a crowd of approximately 1,000 people in Grant Hall Thursday evening.Continue...

Censored: how do we deal with hate on campus?

I’m from a small town and whenever I go home, I often end up listening to the political views of people, many of them of a different generation, that differ widely from my own.Continue...

Broken promises: the dream of Canadian electoral reform is over

Last Wednesday, a spokesman from the Trudeau government announced they’d be rescinding a major campaign promise to reform Canada’s election system into something more representative to all Canadians.Continue...

Justin Trudeau holds Q&A in Kingston as part of cross-country tour

When Justin Trudeau walked into Kingston City Hall on Thursday Jan. 12 under a gold-tinted spotlight, a media flurry followed his every move. But before the glitz, while the Prime Minister’s aides hurriedly set up for his appearance, one of their stories set the tone for the afternoon’s discussion.Continue...

Canadian Senator offers advice to Queen’s students

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

Political studies professors weigh in on Trump victory

Following Tuesday night’s American election results, a panel discussion examining the outcome was held at Kingston City Hall, featuring Queen’s researchers and moderated by associate political studies professor, Jonathan Rose.Continue...

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