Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

Political Studies in the News: June 20th - June 26th, 2021

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Tuesday, June 22nd

CTV National Network News: PHAC admonished for withholding details on fired scientists

Dr. Leuprecht talks about the firing of two scientists over samples sent to China, and what it means for those civil servants.

Global News: Winnipeg's National Microbiology Lab & Canada's military ombudsman speaks out

The News Forum: Investigation into military misconduct

Dr. Leuprecht also shares insight into how Canadian officials are handling allegations of sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Wednesday, June 23rd

Globe and Mail: Canada should use DNA testing to return children in residential school graves to family members

In his co-written op-ed, Dr. Leuprecht says DNA analysis holds out the best prospect of identifying thousands of remains of Indigenous children from across the country to living family members.

Global News: Military ombudsman calls for independence amid misconduct crisis

Dr. Leuprecht comments on Canada's military ombudsman accusing the defence minister's office and the Department of National Defence of trying to "exert control" over investigations and ignoring recommendations for change.

Friday, June 25th 

Kingston Whig-Standard: Kingston Green Party stands by leader Annamie Paul

Dr. Chouinard talks about the Green Party’s attacks on Jenica Atwin, an MP who left the Green Party for the Liberals, and Annamie Paul’s leadership of the Green Party.

Saturday, June 26th

Economist: Politicians in Quebec try to make people speak French

Dr. McGarry talks about French becoming Quebec’s only official language.

Roy Green Syndicated Radio Show: Prof. Christian Leuprecht on ombudsman's CAF misconduct comments

Dr. Leuprecht talks about Canada’s military ombudsman’s misconduct comments.