Tag: Canada

The Radical Impact of Canada’s Fringe Parties

The Radical Impact of Canada’s Fringe Parties

Although fringe parties are generally “not considered very relevant,” they nevertheless mirror some of the dominant social or economic concerns of their times. One such fringe party that has risen to recent prominence on the Canadian political scene — particularly in the wake of...

Giving Thanks to Indigenous People

Giving Thanks to Indigenous People

Thanksgiving provides us once again with an opportunity to introspect and appreciate our blessings. But for many Native Americans, the day is a reminder of all the slaughter, destruction and loss of lands inflicted on them by outsiders, starting with the pilgrims arriving in Massachusetts some 400...

Seeking Truth and Reconciliation in America

Seeking Truth and Reconciliation in America

After over 50 years in the US as an immigrant from the UK, of which 40 have been spent in Washington, DC, I thought I had seen it all. Clearly, I was wrong. The mob invasion of the Capitol on January 6 was a historic first. Thankfully, it was followed by President Joe Biden's peaceful inauguration...

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....

The World This Week: Turmoil in Jerusalem as Liberal Wins in Canada

The World This Week: Turmoil in Jerusalem as Liberal Wins in Canada

In a week of much turmoil, Canadians voted for the son of a legendary prime minister because he is promising a more transparent, just and accountable society. This week, Boko Haram carried out two bomb attacks in northeastern Nigeria. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad flew to Moscow to pay...

Is Prostitution One of the Oldest Professions or Oppressions?

Is Prostitution One of the Oldest Professions or Oppressions?

Pop singer Lowell finds out how Canada’s new law over sex work is affecting those who operate in the industry. Canada’s approach to sex work has changed. As most sexual services are criminalized, there are no official statistics over the number of prostitutes in the country. In December...

Islamophobia and the Wider Implications of the Ottawa Attacks

Islamophobia and the Wider Implications of the Ottawa Attacks

A hostile response toward the Muslim community undermines our ability to cope with social issues in a constructive way. In light of the recent attacks in Quebec and Ottawa, discussions have centered on the nature of homegrown violence, security measures and new legislation that may be needed to...

Arctic Energy Security: A Tepid Frontier?

Arctic Energy Security: A Tepid Frontier?

Will the Arctic be a site of conflict or cooperation? The Arctic, a region composed of the area above 66.34° north latitude, may be the last great frontier on earth, but its time as a frigid backwater tackled only by the intrepid few may finally be coming to an end. The Polar region...

Israel: The Prawer-Begin Plan (Part 1/2)

Israel: The Prawer-Begin Plan (Part 1/2)

Injustice against Bedouins erodes the democratic character of Israel. Thisis the first of a two part series. On June 24, 2013, the Prawer-Begin bill regarding the regularization of Bedouin settlements in the Negev passed a vote at the Knesset in the first one of three readings required...

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