Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

Political Studies in the News: October 19 - 24, 2020

Monday, October 19POLS Graphic

570News: What's behind Trump's town hall answer on QAnon

Cross-appointed professor Amarnath Amarasingam says the president’s refusal to denounce QAnon and his frequent retweeting of QAnon-promoting accounts send a signal to the movement’s followers that he is “on their side.”

Hill Times: ‘Six systemic crises’ confronting Canada, and politicians, policy-makers, health-care professionals need ‘systems thinking’ to tackle them

Cross-appointed professor Christian Leuprecht says a particularly strong prime minister can largely act as an almost unchecked sovereign as long as they can maintain the confidence of Parliament.

Tuesday, October 20

La Presse: Plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer

Cross-appointed professor Christian Leuprecht comments on the plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

Wednesday, October 21

The County Weekly: NDP needs more 'conscientious' approach to avoid becoming permanent Liberal prop-up

Cross-appointed professor Kathy Brock says up until now people have seen the NDP as just propping up the government

Thursday, October 22

Hill Times: Trudeau’s precedent-setting move on test of confidence suggests he’s willing to take things to the brink of a snap election

Cross-appointed professor Kathy Brock says the government has, for now, established that it’s willing to take things to the brink, if it has to, and it’s not afraid of an election.