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Justin Trudeau’s Dubious Legacy for Canadian Democracy

Justin Trudeau’s Dubious Legacy for Canadian Democracy

With over 70% of the country having received at least one COVID-19 shot and with a clear lead in opinion polls, Canadian Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confidently took the microphone at a press conference on August 15. He announced that Parliament had been dissolved and Canadians were...

The World’s Love Affair With Justin Trudeau Is Over

The World’s Love Affair With Justin Trudeau Is Over

Canada's 43rd federal election took place on Monday, October, 21, in which the incumbent prime minister, Justin Trudeau, managed to win just 157 out of 338 seats in Parliament while losing the popular vote to the country's Conservative Party. He still retains his position as prime minister and...

Putting Canada’s Hate Crime Data in Context

Putting Canada’s Hate Crime Data in Context

On July 22, Statistics Canada, the agency tasked with producing statistics to help better understand all aspects of Canadian life ranging from population growth to resources to culture, released the new national crime data for 2018. The study, which looks at all types of crime, noted an overall...

When the Radical Right Shows Up

When the Radical Right Shows Up

The presence of radical-right groups at academic conferences raises a difficult dilemma for organizers seeking to balance the limits to freedom of expression. Over the course of the year, far-right groups in Quebec appear to have been systematically attempting to intimidate journalists and...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: The G7 “Spat”

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: The G7 “Spat”

Trump is on a war of words with Trudeau and other G7 members, and they have turned it into a public spat. The usual way of describing disagreements between nations involves a choice between incident, crisis, conflict, confrontation and a few other words. Reporting on the G7 summit in Canada,...

Canada Needs a New Electoral System

Canada Needs a New Electoral System

Considering the problems associated with a first-past-the-post system, the time has come for Canada to change its electoral model. Over the years, there has been much debate on whether Canada should keep its current system of first-past-the-post or move to another form of electoral system....

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