Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

Political Studies in the News: October 24th - October 30th, 2021

POLS GraphicMonday, October 25th

CBC Online: Eyre blames sexual misconduct crisis, pandemic for shrinking military
Global TV National: WATCH: Global National – Oct. 25

Dr. von Hlatky says the sexual misconduct crisis has had a chilling effect on the recruitment in the Canadian Armed Forces, especially with women.

Tuesday, October 26th

Triblive: 3 years after Tree of Life shooting, social media still a breeding ground for extremism, experts say

Dr. Amarasingam says kicking people who espouse hateful and violent far-right ideology off sites such as Twitter and Facebook simply creates a migration to alternative platforms where influencers are able to reestablish both themselves and their audiences.

Globe and Mail: Anita Anand assumes Defence file as Ottawa faces calls to usher in change in military

Dr. Chouinard says Ms. Anand’s appointment signals that the government wants change after months of concern over sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces. Dr. Leuprecht says Minister Anand's immediate challenge will be to foster stable leadership atop of the churning ranks of the military.

National Post: China, U.S. relations loom large for new foreign minister Mélanie Joly

Dr. Nossal says Minister Joly will have to make strategic decisions about where Canada sits in that emerging, quarrelsome relationship between China and the United States.