mPolitics does #TryPod

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

A Profile: Karina Gould – Minister of Democratic Institutions

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

Democracy in 2017

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

Let’s Talk About Women in Politics

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

#DebateNight

In case you were too busy lamenting over the Toronto Blue Jays’ knockout from the ALCS, the third and final debate in the United States’ Presidential race took place last night. The 90-minute “dispute,” I will call it, took place at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, and was moderated by Chris Wallace, an … More #DebateNight

Shoal Lake 40

I recently watched a VICE documentary on Shoal Lake 40, an isolated First Nation’s reserve that straddles the border of Manitoba and Ontario. I was first drawn to the documentary after seeing promotional clips of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hauling large jugs of drinking water door-to-door (Shoal Lake 40, for those of you who aren’t … More Shoal Lake 40