Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

Political Studies in the News:  January 31st - February 6th, 2021

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Monday, February 1st

Toronto StarQAnon, Boogaloo, Proud Boys: What’s next for the U.S. extreme right?

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

Tuesday, February 2nd

Rolling Stone: QAnon Conspiracy Theorists Are Emboldened by the Coup in Myanmar

Dr. Amarasingam says the Myanmar theory, in which some prominent influencers within the QAnon community have promoted the idea that electronic voting companies were involved in perpetuating voter fraud in Myanmar, is another attempt to undermine the democratic process.

Wednesday, February 3rd

Global TV National: Proud Boys added to Canada's list of terrorist groups

Dr. Amarasingam says Canada listing the Proud Boys as a terrorist organization should make it harder for them to operate.

Thursday, February 4th

The Agenda with Steve Paikin, TVO: Canada's Unique Multicultural Democracy

Prof. Emeritus Banting talks about the 50th anniversary of the federal policy on multiculturalism in Canada.

640 AM Toronto RadioSmall businesses are planning to re-open regardless of what the provincial government says, more issues surrounding the dwindling vaccination supply

Dr. Leuprecht says boycotting the 2022 Olympic games would have serious repercussions for the athletes as well as the Canadian Olympic Committee.