In The News This Week: Tragedy in Florida (A Spotlight on Gun Violence in the US and Canada)

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)

In The News This Week: Its the environment, stupid

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

In The News This Week: The Ontario PC Leadership Race

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

In The News This Week: The New TPP and Canada’s Quest to Further Free Trade

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

In The News This Week: The ‘Fake News’ Awards

Donald Trump’s contribution to Award Season is finally here! The Fake News Awards, or, as the GOP website has termed them, the “Highly-Anticipated 2017 Fake News Awards” were released (apparently with much apprehension) yesterday. At first headline glance I thought this was a satirical project – perhaps one created by the American news media to … More In The News This Week: The ‘Fake News’ Awards

In The News This Week – Dec 10, 2017

Hey Readers! We hope everyone is starting to get in the holiday spirit! Here’s the latest political headlines on this chilly second weekend of December: #ICYMI: PM Trudeau was in China this week but no trade talks between Canada and China have been initiated. See more in our last post, here. Marijuana Legalization: This weekend the Provincial … More In The News This Week – Dec 10, 2017