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
On May 27th votes will be cast for the next leader of the federal Conservative party. If you’ve been following the race you probably know that it’s a complex one; there are 13 candidates and the leader will be decided through ranked voting. To make it even more exciting, one of the top contenders, Dragon … More Who’s Who in the Conservative Leadership Race
You may have heard of the March campaign #trypod where people are sharing their favourite podcasts. In honour of #trypod, we’re getting in on the fun with a summary of our favourite politics podcasts. Did we miss your favourite? Let us know in the comments! Maclean’s on the Hill Macleans Magazine does a weekly podcast … More mPolitics does #TryPod
What may have flown under your radar with all of the Trump-trumps-Trump rhetoric that has dominated the news over the past two months, is that Justin Trudeau’s January cabinet shuffle resulted in the appointment of the youngest female cabinet minister in Canadian history: 29 year-old Karina Gould. As the recently appointed Minister for Democratic Institutions, … More A Profile: Karina Gould – Minister of Democratic Institutions
For defenders of liberal democracy, global politics in 2016 was not a pretty sight – and many believe 2017 isn’t looking much better. They might have a point. The rise of populism, threats to global human rights, and continued terror attacks will not stop overnight. But they can diminish, and each of us defenders can … More Democracy in 2017
Last month, I had the opportunity to attend the season finale of the Women of Influence luncheon series. The topic – “Let’s talk about women in politics” – was particularly timely, given the results of the recent U.S. election race, and featured three of Canada’s very own women in politics: Jane Philpott, Minister of Health; Jody Wilson-Raybould, … More Let’s Talk About Women in Politics
I find it very difficult to start this article. There is so much to say, but at the same time there are no words to describe it. Donald Trump has been elected the next President of the United States. How did this happen? It is well documented that there are a significant number of Americans who … More How did Trump become President-Elect?