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Ford Nation rises again: What Doug Ford means for Ontario

Jun 7 2018 — Brian Budd — Up until a few months ago, discussions of Doug Ford becoming premier of Ontario were relegated to amusing hypothetical conversations. However, the hypothetical “what if” has become reality. The man many view as a Canadian Donald Trump has seized on a unique political opportunity to dethrone the province’s Liberal party and reassert Progressive Conservative control […]

Ford Nation rises again: What Doug Ford means for Ontario

Jun 7 2018 — Brian Budd — Doug Ford has been elected premier of Ontario. What’s in store for the province under the Progressive Conservatives? Ford is seen here following a campaign announcement in Toronto on June 4, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn Brian Budd, University of Guelph Up until a few months ago, discussions of Doug Ford […]

Justin Trudeau’s risky gamble on the Trans Mountain pipeline

May 30 2018 — David Tindall — A protester holds a photo of an oil-soaked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a demonstration against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion in Vancouver on May 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck David Tindall, University of British Columbia In the lead-up to the last federal election, Justin Trudeau said: “Governments might grant permits, but […]

Justin Trudeau’s narcissism reveals Canada’s divisions

May 27 2018 — — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s official trip to India earlier this year, with its mock piety and clumsy handling of relations with a rising power of 1.2 billion people, rightly set off alarm bells in addition to a lot of ongoing jokes. A larger pattern of bizarre Trudeau behaviour is coming into focus, Canadians now realize, […]

Justin Trudeau’s narcissism reveals Canada’s divisions

May 27 2018 — Grant Dawson — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to local residents at a public barbecue ahead of the G7 Summitin La Malbaie, Quebec. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques BoissinotSpecial Instru Grant Dawson, University of Nottingham Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s official trip to India earlier this year, with its mock piety and clumsy handling of relations with a rising power of […]

How an NDP victory in Ontario is a real possibility

May 24 2018 — Christo Aivalis — Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath speaks to a packed room of supporters at an NDP rally in Brampton on May 21. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Galit Rodan Christo Aivalis, University of Toronto At the start of the Ontario provincial election, which unofficially began when Doug Ford was narrowly chosen in March to lead the province’s Progressive Conservatives, […]

Why didn’t he shoot? The Toronto cop who did everything right

Apr 24 2018 — Glenn Hanna — It may be some time before we hear the full story from the Toronto police constable who apprehended the suspect in Monday’s van attack that left 10 people dead and several others injured. But many are rightfully praising the policeman’s actions, and at the same time comparing them to the actions taken in other situations […]