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
Dominating Canadian news headlines for the past week and a half has been the fate of the Ontario PC Party – first with serious sexual misconduct allegations, and now with a brand new party leadership race. Headlines first exploded on January 24, when allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced from two different women against the then … More In The News This Week: The Ontario PC Leadership Race
This week, 11 pacific nations including Canada came to an agreement on a new version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – now called The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). You might remember the TPP from its vulgar branding as “a rape of our country” by Trump on the campaign trail. When the … More In The News This Week: The New TPP and Canada’s Quest to Further Free Trade