by Daniel Blazekovic Brazil’s far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro maintains a substantial lead over his leftist rival Fernando Haddad in the lead-up to an October 28th run-off vote. Bolsonaro’s rise in popularity brings with it the end of a political phenomenon that arrived in Brazil fifteen years earlier with the election of socialist Lula Da […]
by Daniel Blazekovic In July 2006, Mexican politician Andrés Manuel López Obrador – often abbreviated to AMLO – lost the presidency of Mexico by less than 250,000 votes in a country of 130 million people. Six years later, AMLO was the runner-up once again. However, in the upcoming election on July 1st 2018, AMLO – known […]
Anna-Kay Russell “Public policy is public good” echoed across a room of first year students at one of the School of Public Policy & Governance’s (SPPG) many plenaries. If public policy is public good, then public good must include the public’s interest. But after examining Prime Minister Paul Martin’s swift approval for gay marriage rights […]
People are ‘infiltrating’ the Conservative Party of Canada. Learn why this is happening and what you can do.
Jonathan Kates and Madeline Rowland It’s hard to pinpoint exactly where this story starts, but for the sake of building the arc, let’s start last October, just before the last federal election, when MPs (and Conservative cabinet ministers) Chris Alexander and Kellie Leitch announced a pledge to set up a barbaric cultural practices hotline. In […]
Federico Vargas On the sunniest day of the year, Canadians learned of a final agreement reached among all provincial ministers and the federal government, with the exception of Manitoba and Quebec, to significantly expand the Canadian Pension Plan (CPP). This long overdue expansion of the CPP took place in a particularly tense and politicized environment. […]