Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

Political Studies in the News: June 6th - June 12th, 2021

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Sunday, June 6th

Roy Green Syndicated Radio Show: Dr Christian Leuprecht. Canada's Cybersecurity infrastructure

Dr. Leuprecht talks about how vulnerable Canada is to cyberattacks and ransomware.

Monday, June 7th

Ottawa Citizen: Corbett: Residential schools policy closely linked to missing and murdered Indigenous women

PhD candidate Corbett writes an op-ed on the dark chapter of residential schools in Canada, and how it affects future generations.

The News Forum: What Can We Expect From the Upcoming NATO Summit and G7 Meeting?

Dr. Leuprecht says it is the first time the leaders of the free world have been able to meet in person, so it is important Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is there to show Canada's support in the trans-Atlantic security architecture.

Tuesday, June 8th

CBC TV: Questions about whether London suspect could face terrorism charges

Dr. Leuprecht said it's extremely costly to monitor extremist behaviour online. He says there's always the risk that somebody is just going to slip through the cracks or there are individuals who just don't show up on the radar.

Yahoo! Canada: Non-profit long-term care homes have lost too many residents to COVID-19

The Conversation: Non-profit long-term care homes have lost too many residents to COVID-19

In his co-written op-ed, Dr. Westlake writes about why non-profit long term care homes have performed so badly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, June 9th

National Post: Non-profit long-term care homes have lost too many residents to COVID-19

Dr. Westlake co-writes an op-ed on non-profit long term care homes and COVID-19.

CBC TV (Toronto): Federal government grilled on microbiologists stripped of security clearance

Dr. Leuprecht talks about Chinese espionage at Canada’s National Microbiology Lab.

Reuters: Canada will soon crack down on online hate in wake of fatal attack -senior minister

CFRB 1010: The Prime Minister has called Sunday “a terrorist attack, motivated by hatred.” But is he right to label it as such before the RCMP has wrapped its investigation?

Dr. Leuprecht talks about the London, Ontario attacks that killed four family members, and critically injured a young child.

Thursday, June 10th

CBC Online: Wake-up call for Canada': Security experts say case of 2 fired scientists could point to espionage

Dr. Leuprecht talks about Chinese espionage at Canada’s National Microbiology Lab.

globalnews.ca: Father of suspect calls London attack ‘unspeakable crime’

ctvnews.ca: 'Heinous crime': Mother of accused in London, Ont. truck attack speaks out

Dr. Amarasingam looks into why the victims of the London, Ontario murders were targeted, and feels there might be other ideological parameters at play that led to this heinous crime.

Friday, June 11th

CBC Radio (Ottawa)CBC News: The World at Six with Susan Bonner

Dr. Leuprecht talks about Chinese espionage at Canada’s National Microbiology Lab.

Globe and Mail: Canada’s online ecosystem of hate is thriving

Dr. Amarasingam looks into why the victims of the London, Ontario murders were targeted, and feels there might be other ideological parameters at play that led to this heinous crime.

CKTB 610 AM: NI Morning News

Dr. Leuprecht says Canada should still be in the arms business because the world is becoming more dangerous, but the rules need to be tightened up.

Radio New Zealand: G7 focus on cybersecurity, ransomware

Dr. Leuprecht talks about the G7 summit, and discussions over ransomware and cybersecurity.

 

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