Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

Political Studies in the News:  January 24th - January 30th, 2021

Tuesday, January 26thPOLS Graphic

CFRB 1010: Christian Leuprecht With John Moore

Dr. Leuprecht talks about the federal government unanimously agreeing declare the Proud Boys a “terrorist entity.”

Thursday, January 28th

The Daily Show: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, January 28, 2021

Dr. Bouka is part of a panel discussion on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, talking about the political situation days after the violence in the  U.S. Capitol.

Friday, January 29th

Global News: The Bill Kelly Show

Dr. Leuprecht says Retired General Rick Hillier's new role as advisor to an Ottawa defence company on how to boost their sales internationally can be seen as a conflict of interest, and his contact would stipulate that there is a limit to what he can do.

The National: Liberals accused of 'toxic disdain for democracy' as committee debates basis for proroguing Parliament during pandemic

Dr. Brock says the prorogations under Harper and Trudeau share quite a lot of resemblance. Both governments were facing economic crises. Both governments used the prorogation to develop new plans that they could present to the House. Both governments received the confidence of the House following the prorogation.

NBC: Does deplatforming extremists work?

Dr. Amarasingam talks about what could be next for the American far-right and whether there are global parallels to how they operate.