Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

Political Studies in the News: April 18th - April 24th, 2021

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Monday, April 19th

Canadian Press: Liberals to release federal budget with eye on managing crisis, post-pandemic growth

Dr. Brock says the Canadian public is hoping the federal budget will include something to help citizens, and to help sectors of the economy through this pandemic.

Wednesday, April 21st

CBC Online: Turkey claims it no longer needs Canadian military drone tech

CBC/Radio-Canada - Toronto: Turkey claims it no longer needs Canadian military drone tech

Dr. Leuprecht says Turkey has been working hard for decades to expand its own domestic defence capability, about 70 per cent of its arms industry is still "essentially building other people's stuff under licence.

ctvnews.ca: Green Party targeting Quebec voters with anti-pipeline position - but will it work?

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Olivier Jacques, talks about whether a Green Party strategy of focusing on liquefied natural gas in Quebec will bear any fruit for the federal party.

Friday, April 23rd

Canadian Press: Department of Defence hiring high-level culture czar to fight sexual misconduct and racism in ranks

Dr. von Hlatky says the plan for the Department of National Defence to create a new top level position — a chief of professional conduct and culture — to address sexual misconduct and racism in the ranks, does address the need to redefine the professional culture of the military and bring it more in line with the broader Canadian society and values.

CKWS/Global Kingston: MPP Randy Hillier secures victory for Ontario independent politicians

PhD candidate Robbins-Kanter talks about amendments to the Ontario's Elections Finances Act that allows independent candidates more freedom to fundraise.

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