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…

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: University—Rosedale Federal Candidates Meeting

Alexa Greig According to a United Way report released earlier this year, household income inequality is widespread across the country, but the gap between wealthy and poor households in Toronto is doubling the national pace. Between 1980 and 2005, income inequality in Toronto grew by 31 per cent compared to a 14 per cent increase…

The First Election Debate: Pipelines and Pipe Dreams

Shelby Challis On Thursday, August 6th, Canada’s political leaders took to the stage to debate over their competing economic and political visions for the country. The debate featured Prime Minister Stephen Harper, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and the Green Party’s Leader Elizabeth May. Hosted by Maclean’s magazine and moderated by their…