Politics

  • Canada can’t Tackle Climate Change Independently

    Canada can’t Tackle Climate Change Independently

    Given that Canada is a major emitter of greenhouse gasses, one would like to think that adequate support for those adversely affected would, at least, be an aspiration of the current and future administrations. Who knows, 2016 may very well be the year that Canada changes the course of global immigration policy.

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  • Canada & the Race for the North

    Canada & the Race for the North

    Ninety billion. That’s the amount of oil, in barrels, that is estimated to be resting underneath the North Pole today. With Canada, the United States, Denmark, Norway, and Russia all laying geographical claim to the land, the battle to own the North Pole may very well be the world’s new modern-day arms race.

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  • Revocation of Citizenship, Was it Worth it?

    Revocation of Citizenship, Was it Worth it?

    Recently the Canadian Immigration Minister announced reversal to the changes introduced by the controversial Bill C-24. The idea of giving the state the ability to revoke citizenship on terrorism charges has not only taken root in Canada. Currently 22 countries allow for the denaturalization of citizens convicted of terrorism offences.

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  • Trudeau Pitches Canada: Any Hope of a Buyer?

    Trudeau Pitches Canada: Any Hope of a Buyer?

    Since coming into power, Prime Minister Trudeau has been going on a global door-to-door campaign selling Canada to the world. Trudeau is laying the pitch on thick given the skepticism surrounding both a resource economy that is suffering from low oil prices and massive deficit spending in his debut federal budget. Is anybody buying his optimism?

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  • Quand la démocratie au Canada (semble) en perdition…

    Quand la démocratie au Canada (semble) en perdition…

    Avec les derniers scandales liés au financement politique en Ontario, au Québec et en Colombie-Britannique, doit-on conclure que la politique au Canada est grugée par la corruption ou bien subsiste-t-il de l’espoir pour la santé de la démocratie canadienne? Une grande question à laquelle il n’y a pas de réponse facile ou unique.

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  • The 2016 Federal Budget: A First Step Towards Upholding Human Rights for Indigenous Peoples

    The 2016 Federal Budget: A First Step Towards Upholding Human Rights for Indigenous Peoples

    The 2016 Federal Budget was tabled in the House of Commons by the Honourable William Francis Morneau, PC, MP Minister of Finance on March 22, 2016. Chapter 3 – “A Better Future for Indigenous Peoples” – contains promises and commitments to Indigenous peoples across Canada, with the main focus on education, child family welfare, and infrastructure.

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  • Hopeful Signs for Pipelines

    Hopeful Signs for Pipelines

    Contrary to the way we’re being depicted by some critics as wanting to pillage the environment and trample Indigenous rights, we can and should show how Indigenous peoples and companies themselves are participating in the oil and gas industry. We can show how oil companies actively support recognizing the rights of Indigenous peoples, and sponsor Indigenous culture.

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  • Narcoculture: The Evolution of Narcocorridos

    Narcoculture: The Evolution of Narcocorridos

    The unimaginable violence Calderon’s War On Drug Cartels brought about has had significant repercussions on the cultural expressions of narcocultura. The new current of narcocorridos is characterized by hyper-violence as the lyrics speak of individuals who pride themselves in murdering on a whim, torturing to make ostentation of their power, using cocaine, and terrorizing the general population.

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  • By Antoine Taveneaux - Own work

    How Do We Protect The Rights And Freedoms Of All Canadians?

    The fight against ISIS, and battling things like honour killings and sharia zones are only half the battle. Along with fighting the terrorists themselves, we should also be fighting the reasons that lead people to adopt terrorism.

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  • Tunisian Activist

    Towards a Cultural Revolution: Whither Youth-Led Civil Society Activism in Tunisia?

    For many Tunisian youth who now work in civil society organizations (CSO) dedicated to the stated “values” and “goals” of the revolution, the 2014 election represents a “rotten compromise” or “neoliberal consensus”.

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