In The News This Week: US-Canada Trade War

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

In The News This Week: The GDPR vs. Canada

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

In The News This Week: Is It Time to Rethink the Safe Third Country Agreement?

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?

In The News This Week: Trans Mountain Pipeline Update

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

In The News This Week: What is going on with Russia?

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?

In The News This Week: Is it time to #DeleteFacebook? Reflecting on the Cambridge Analytica data breach.

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.

In The News This Week: “Ford Nation” takes Ontario…?

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…?