Commentary

The (Milton) Gates of Hell

The (Milton) Gates of Hell

The Berlin Wall. The U.S.-Mexico border. The thick layer of insect repellent that lines the…

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Adultery in Politics

Attitudes have changed since the Presidency of John F. Kennedy. Nowadays, if an elected official finds him or herself in the middle of a sex scandal they are automatically expected to resign. If they don’t, they can see themselves going through an impeachment trial. A majority of people don…

07 Dec 3:18 PM 1 Read More...

The 21st Century, British Columbia’s for the Taking

In the thunderdome of Canadian politics, provinces naturally compete amongst each other for airtime and prestige on the national stage. Often encouraged by the pan-national attention, they are subsequently imbued with a greater sense of influence, power, or legitimacy within the federation. And as is found today, British Columbia…

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The Demise of a Leader and the Casting Aside of Fundamental Rights

On the 17th of November, Balasaheb Keshav Thackeray, the founder of a right-wing Marathi ethnocentric party mainly active in the Indian state of Maharashtra, Shiv Sena, passed away. Thackeray was given a state funeral, reportedly attended by over two million people.

During the almost five decades of his political…

30 Nov 6:21 PM 161 Read More...

Change to Come in Ontario

Québec’s election – along with the American one – may have recently come to a conclusion, though perhaps a short-lived one in Québec’s case, yet the race is just getting underway in its all to often loathed neighbor due west.

The province of Ontario was once led…

26 Nov 8:10 AM 97 Read More...

Whacking the Donkey Piñata

While sitting in none other than Sandiford lab on November 6th, I watched tick by tick as the United States re-elected Barack Obama, or as my counterpart Piotr calls him in his article, good ol’ “Barry Obama,” to four more years as President. And while the news showed no…

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