Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

Political Studies in the News: September 30 - October 6, 2019

POLS GraphicMonday, September 30

iPolitics: 50 years since the Official Languages Act, language still a federal election issue

In her op-ed, Stéphanie Chouinard says at a time when nationalist parties are gaining momentum again in Québec and official-language minorities have finally stricken a consensus on a new-and-improved OLA, the opportunity is ripe for any party to show they have a vision for a united country.

Wednesday, October 2

globalnews.caElections Canada website could be ‘vulnerable’ to cyberattack

Christian Leuprecht says governments and Canadian citizens need to be vigilant as cyber-attackers keep learning and adapting

globalnews.caWill promises broken by the Liberals have ballot-box impact?

Jonathan Rose says the broken or incomplete promises likely won’t have that great of an impact come election day.

Friday, October 4

CBC Online: Strategic voting may play a role in elections. But will it change the outcome?

Kathy Brock says voting for a party in which they do not believe can be a costly strategy for voters.  

Saturday, October 5

Winnipeg Free PressWith billions of dollars at stake, all parties promise to fix defence purchases

Kim Nossal comments on Canada's military procurement system. 

Sunday, October 6

Toronto Star: How energy and environmental interest groups are working to sway voters in the fight for Canada’s future

Jonathan Rose says environmental groups looking to educate voters about the impact of climate change might be better earning media attention than paying to advertise, because the question of whether or not paid ads are effective in an election is difficult to answer.