Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

Political Studies in the News: June 1 - June 7

POLS GraphicTuesday, June 2

Globe and Mail: BCE, Telus pick European suppliers for 5G network gear, leaving Huawei role unclear

Christian Leuprecht says Canada’s lengthy deliberation on the role Huawei should have in the country's 5G network seems to have been a strategy to discourage wireless firms from using the company's equipment to build their 5G infrastructure. 

Toronto Star: In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, calls grow to ‘defund the police'

Christian Leuprecht discusses what defunding the police could mean.

Wednesday, June 3

Global TV: Petition calls for mandatory body-worn cameras by police officers.

640 AM Toronto radio: Canadian mobile providers opt to work with European suppliers to build 5G networks.

Christian Leuprecht says we need to have a broader conversation about policing in our democratic society and also talked about Canada building 5G networks.

Saturday, June 6

CBC-TV: RCMP watchdog’s misconduct reports stalled

Christian Leuprecht discusses the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP

CBC Online: Killing of Indigenous woman raises questions about who should be doing wellness checks

Chrisian Leuprecht comments on police doing non-policing functions because of the defunding of social services.