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Canada Policy Analysis

Opinion: How the Ontario Government is Ignoring an Accessible Housing Crisis

As the cold weather sets in, shelters fill up and more people are inclined to help the homeless. Though Premier Doug Ford has ceased homelessness enumeration reports, it is suspected that the number of homeless people in Ontario has continued to grow. Yet, within this crisis, there is a far bleaker one that is not […]

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Policy Analysis World Politics & Affairs

The Evolution of Consulate Diplomacy and International Law

Humans, by nature, have always felt the need to communicate. This started with the need to communicate with those in the local vicinity, which then progressed to those in neighbouring regions. And as humans came together and formed groups, societies grew over time and nation-states developed. As these nations became gradually more sophisticated, they needed […]

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Policy Analysis World Politics & Affairs

The Belt and Road Initiative: China’s Blueprint for Global Domination

The Silk Road was a network of ancient trade routes that spanned Eurasia, enabling the flow of goods, ideas, and people between the East and the West. Named after the Chinese silk that was traded along the route, the Silk Road fostered trade between ancient civilizations and established long – lasting political, economic and cultural […]

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Policy Analysis United States

What do Recent Abortion Laws Mean for the Future of Women in America?

Throughout different historical periods female sexual desire has often been perceived as inherently evil; an attribute that must be repressed at all costs. However, opinions regarding female sexuality have fluctuated as social customs and fashions have fundamentally changed over time. Significantly, in the past century the struggle for female emancipation has been frequently discussed and […]

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Policy Analysis World Politics & Affairs

Is the Ugandan State on the Road to Totalitarianism?

At the start of May 2019, Uganda, the so-called Pearl of Africa, has faced yet another political crackdown on journalism and freedom of speech. The current regime through the Uganda Communications Commission issued a letter to suspend 30 journalists on Friday, May 3, 2019. “Uganda’s press regulator ordered 13 local media groups to suspend news […]

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Canada Policy Analysis Taxes & Economics

The Economic Importance of Policy Interest Rates

Every month and a half, the news is flooded with reports on the Canadian Central Bank’s most recent policy interest rate decision. What is lacking in these reports is the importance and meaning behind these rate decision. The policy interest rate is extremely important to the economy, with effects ranging from the price of stocks, […]

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Policy Analysis World Politics & Affairs

The Fall of Baghuz and the Territorial Defeat of ISIS

Al-Baghuz Fawqani, sometimes referred to as Baghuz, is a small city of about ten thousand people near the Iraqi border which had been, since the beginning of the Syrian Civil War, under the control of the Islamic State. That was, until the 23rd of March, 2019. The US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) declared a […]

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Environment & Climate Change Policy Analysis

Cyclone Idai: A Reminder that Climate Change is Already on our Doorstep

In the wake of devastating Cyclone Idai sweeping across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, the issue of climate change is again being brought front and centre, specifically for those on the African continent. Since its landfall on March 15, Cyclone Idai is said to be “the deadliest tropical cyclone to hit (Southern) Africa” and has left […]

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Policy Analysis World Politics & Affairs

How Turkey is Quickly Becoming an Unlikely Top Venezuelan Ally

On the 23rd of January, the President of the National Assembly of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, before a massive crowd of supporters, assumed the duties of interim President of Venezuela, claiming that the incumbent President, Nicolas Maduro, was illegitimately elected. Mr Guaidó has already been recognised as the rightful President of Venezuela by over 50 nations, […]

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Canada Policy Analysis

Is Another Québec Referendum on the Horizon?

Featuring the largest voter turnout in Quebec’s history, the tremendously narrow result of the 1995 referendum indicated that a substantial degree of Quebecers carried the political attitude of “provincialism” (“Québec Referendum (1995).”). When 49.4% of voters asserted their discontent by voting “oui” to the question of separation from Canada, Quebec came remarkably close, yet fell […]