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Canada

Opinion: Ontario Free Speech Mandate A Win, and Not Just for ‘Reactionaries’

As announced August 30 by Ontario Premier Doug Ford, publicly assisted Ontario post-secondary schools will soon be required to implement a policy that meets his administration’s standards. These include: A definition of free speech Principles borrowed from the University of Chicago Statement on Principles of Free Expression That existing disciplinary measures apply to students who […]

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Canada

Alberta UCP Members Vote to Potentially “Out” Gay Students, Limit Privacy

At their founding Annual General Meeting (AGM) from May 4 to 6, Alberta’s United Conservative Party (UCP) took a stance on the balance between the rights of parents and of LGBT students. On Sunday morning, 57% of delegates voted in favour of a resolution that would require parents to be informed any time their child […]

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World Politics & Affairs

Cuba’s Government is Changing: What’s Next?

On April 19, 2018, Miguel Diaz-Canel was selected President of Cuba by the National Assembly of People’s Power, which held its most recent election of representatives on March 11. According to Granma, Cuba’s national news source, over 85% of eligible voters cast ballots in the election, with 94% of them being valid. Telesur, a media […]

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Labour & Industry

Taxing Automation: Are “Robot Taxes” Coming to Canada?

A levy against self-driving commercial vehicles could be sooner than you think, as young Albertan students will be debating the prospect next month through Mr. Speaker’s MLA for a Day program. Within this program, 87 high school students — one for each constituency of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta — spend three days in Edmonton […]

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Canada

Revisiting Populism; A Case Study

In light of Doug Ford’s recent win of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party’s nomination, it is important that we reexamine the influence and force of the populist movement within our politics. Contemporaries from Macleans and Globe and Mail have both commented on his populist nature, but what exactly is a populist and what does it […]

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Canada Culture & Religion

The Rise of “Youth Committees” in Canada

Various organizations throughout Canada have sought to develop their own Youth Advisory Committees, which gather information from individuals, generally aged 13-19, but some up to 25. The goal of the committees is to hear directly from young people about how to best engage them to grow their influence. They also offer opportunities for students to […]

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Canada Opinion

(Op-ed): How the Term “Virtue Signal” has become a Virtue Signal

And how it’s destroying our politics. Collins Dictionary defines virtue signalling as, “behaviour that is aimed at demonstrating one’s own enlightened attitudes.” While the first use of the term online was in 2004, on a discussion page about, “Virtue signalling at its most pedestrian,” but it was popularized in 2015 when James Bartholomew, writer for […]

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Canada

Dougald: Rhymes with Googled

Leader of Manitoba Liberals Hosts “Reddit Ask Me Anything” In an effort to acquaint himself with Manitoba voters, Dougald Lamont, newly elected leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party, opened to himself up to questions from Reddit users. After being live from 9 PM EST to 10 PM EST on Wednesday, he was able to answer […]