Election hacking in the US, annexing territory in the Ukraine, state-sponsored doping, rigging their own ‘democratic’ elections, and now allegedly poisoning turncoats on British land: what is going on with Russia? Since the poisoning of former Russian military intelligence officer, turned British spy, Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the UK on March 4th, … More In The News This Week: What is going on with Russia?
Data privacy and data protection is something I think about often, and although the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal is incredibly scary, I can’t say that I’m overwhelmingly surprised about these revelations. Here is a quick recap for those of you who may have missed the latest news reports: In 2015, data from approximately 50 … More In The News This Week: Is it time to #DeleteFacebook? Reflecting on the Cambridge Analytica data breach.
The leadership race for the Ontario PC Party came to a chaotic close yesterday, with a result that has surprised many, including us here at mPolitics. Doug Ford has been named the new leader. Shortly after the results were released, reports surfaced that Ford’s competitor Christine Elliott (who was for many, the likely favourite to … More In The News This Week: “Ford Nation” takes Ontario…?
The Liberals unveiled their 2018 budget this past Tuesday – we break down the positives, the negatives and what we are undecided about. In case you haven’t heard, this was the ‘gender equality budget’, replacing the ‘middle class’ theme of the last two budgets. As such, you can expect to see high investment in supporting … More In The News This Week: 2018 Federal Budget
A slow-moving train wreck, or, much ado about nothing? mPolitics takes a look at Trudeau’s reportedly “disastrous” trip to India. Justin Trudeau’s state visit to India this week generated significant media buzz, both in Canada and internationally, but not the kind of media buzz that him and his team are used to. What started off … More In The News This Week: Trudeau in India
Another tragic school shooting in Florida this week has reignited the debate on gun laws and mental health in the US. 17 members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School community were killed by Nikolas Cruz, reportedly a troubled youth who had previously been expelled from the school. For more on the 17 victims, see … More In The News This Week: Tragedy in Florida (A Spotlight on Gun Violence in the US and Canada)
That’s right. Despite the roller coaster in the markets this week, Canadian politics was not solely focused on the economy. Several big environmental announcements came from the Canadian Federal government and the BC provincial government. While the Feds announced environmental protection for fisheries and natural resource projects, the most controversial news was the decision by … More In The News This Week: Its the environment, stupid