Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

Political Studies in the News: October 25 - 31, 2020

Monday, October 26POLS Graphic

Halifax Today: How worsening conditions in prisons can further marginalize criminalized women

In her op-ed Professor Linda Mussell says with each attempt at reforming prisons, the system regresses. This is evident yet again during the pandemic. It was originally published in The Conversation.

Tuesday, October 27

Toronto Star: Liberals defend Fortress Toronto despite surprise nail-biter with Conservatives in York Centre

PhD. Candidate Jacob Robbins-Kanter says the ongoing drama of the WE controversy puts the Liberals in a challenging spot.


Toronto Star: The Liberals won two federal byelections in Toronto. But that hasn’t stopped other parties from declaring victory

PhD. Candidate Jacob Robbins-Kanter says the biggest takeaway from the results is that the Liberals could be vulnerable in their Fortress Toronto.

The Conversation: The risk of ‘peak oil demand’ for Canada’s Conservatives

In his op-ed PhD Candidate Christopher Abbott says as long as non-renewable resources remain an important engine of economic growth and employment in Canada, the federal Conservatives may very well remain competitive.

Thursday, October 29

640 AM Toronto radio: Suspected terrorist attack kills three in Paris

Cross-appointed Professor Christian Leuprecht discusses what's happening in France after a gruesome beheading and two other murders in a suspected terrorist attack.

Saturday, October 31

Roy Green Syndicated Radio Show: France's state of emergency and the effects on Canada

Cross-appointed Professor Christian Leuprecht discusses what's happening in France and its effects on Canada