Don’t call it “positivity”. Call it “respect”.

Jeremy Mesiano-Crookston Do you believe that the Liberals won this campaign because of “positivity”, or “sunny ways”? If so, congratulations: you’ve just lost yourself an election. Attributing their win to “positivity” is making exactly the same mistake the Conservative campaign recently made. The seeds of the Tories’ rout can be seen in the subtext of […]

It’s 2015: Women’s Issues are Everybody’s Issues

Adryan Bergstrom-Borins On November 4th, 2015, Justin Trudeau was sworn in as Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister, replacing Stephen Harper after a decade of Conservative rule. Elected after running on a progressive platform and a guarantee of “Real Change”, the Liberal Party has promised an extensive set of changes – many that will attempt to tackle […]


Jonathan Kates & Ali Nasser Virji Well, Canada. We have a new Prime Minister. Following the longest campaign in modern history, Canadian voters endowed the Liberal Party of Canada with a majority of parliament’s seats. For the greater part of this calendar year, Canadian political parties inundated voters with lofty promises. Now that he has […]

How Trust can Make or Break a Democratic Relationship

Gagan Batra Now that another Canadian federal election has come and gone, it is time to reflect upon the results. With this election came one big surprise: not only did the Federal Liberals secure a majority government for the first time in 15 years, they also became the first party to jump from third party […]

Seen and Heard: The Future of Canada’s Climate Change and Energy Policy

Jordann Thirgood With the federal election just around the corner, there is a daunting and unavoidable topic on the minds of voters and candidates alike: climate change. On Tuesday October 6th, just under two weeks before Canadians cast their ballots, the School of Public Policy and Governance along with the Munk School of Global Affairs […]