When the Trump Administration announced in March their plan to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, there was huge uproar across the globe, but specifically from allied countries who provide the majority of such imports. This quieted after the more sensible decision to exempt American allies, namely Canada, Mexico and the EU. That all … More In The News This Week: US-Canada Trade War
The EU’s Gold Standard GDPR Compels us to Reflect on the Substandard Canadian Context After seven years in the making, the EU’s brand new data privacy legislation – the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – came into effect last week. For those of us living within the EU, this legislation change was made apparent by … More In The News This Week: The GDPR vs. Canada
Canada’s most populous province heads to the polls on June 7th to elect the next provincial leader. This election sees three main candidates face off against each other, whose histories, platforms and performances we will review below. Kathleen Wynne, the current Premier and leader of the Liberal party is trailing her rivals in the polls at … More 2018 Ontario Election Review
A number of articles published this past week have focused on the Safe Third Country Agreement, and whether Canada is, and whether they should be, considering its renegotiation with the United States. If you’re interested in learning more about this, we at mPolitics have succinctly broken down the issue into comprehendible parts: (1) what the … More In The News This Week: Is It Time to Rethink the Safe Third Country Agreement?
Since we wrote about the BC-Alberta trade feud over the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline in February (see In The News This Week: Its the environment, stupid), conflict over the pipeline has grown and the stakes have been raised. On Thursday, the BC provincial government filed a case in the B.C. Court of Appeal on … More In The News This Week: Trans Mountain Pipeline Update
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.