Beyak Full Of It On Residential Schools
Contributed by JaredMilne on Thursday, April 05 at 18:03 (783 reads)
Last month, Senator Lynn Beyak harshly criticized the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) on the impacts of the residential schools on Indigenous people in Canada. Senator Beyak said that the benevolent intentions, good deeds and positive stories were unacknowledged by the TRC’s findings.
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The Rise Of Legacy Politicians
Contributed by JaredMilne on Thursday, April 05 at 18:03 (1,705 reads)
What do Justin Trudeau, Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush, Jeb Bush, Doug Ford, Christine Elliott and Rachel Notley all have in common? They are the children, siblings or spouses of prominent politicians who have followed in their parents’, siblings’ or spouses’ footsteps in running for office. These “legacy” politicians are increasingly prominent in Canadian and American politics, oftentimes benefiting from their family connections.
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Thoughts On Canada 150
Contributed by JaredMilne on Monday, January 29 at 15:47 (1,502 reads)
As Canada 150 winds down, I thought I'd give my thoughts on the issue, particularly after seeing the debates on it.
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Rediscovering Patriotism
Contributed by JaredMilne on Monday, January 29 at 15:47 (2,736 reads)
In 2004, American political scientist Samuel Huntington wrote an essay titled “Dead Souls: The Denationalization Of The American Elite.” In it, Huntington described the trend among many elites to identify more with the cosmopolitan world than with their individual countries. Huntington also described how much the elites’ views were differing from those of the rest of the public who still identified with their countries.
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Justin Trudeau: The Good And The Bad
Contributed by JaredMilne on Monday, January 29 at 15:47 (2,518 reads)
When Justin Trudeau became Prime Minister in 2015, Trudeau charmed many Canadians with his social media skills and courting millennial votes. He was seen as representing new, energetic change, shaking up the tired Stephen Harper status quo.
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Alberta's Has Complicated Political History
Contributed by JaredMilne on Thursday, September 07 at 18:36 (1,653 reads)
Now that the Progressive Conservative and Wildrose Alliance parties have voted overwhelmingly to merge into what’s being called the United Conservative Party (UCP), it’s worth looking back at the history of Alberta conservatism and how the new UCP might fit into it.
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Reflections On Canada Day: What Does It Mean To Be Canadian?
Contributed by JaredMilne on Thursday, July 06 at 18:44 (3,366 reads)
I'm writing this on the morning of Canada Day 2017, Canada's 150th anniversary, thinking about all the fascinating things I've read and the people I've met. One thing that I've come across is how much time and effort we as Canadians spend trying to define exactly what being Canadian means.
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A Look Back: Parallels In Canadian And St. Albert History
Contributed by JaredMilne on Thursday, July 06 at 18:44 (4,500 reads)
Canada Day, particularly its 150th anniversary, is an ideal time to consider how Canada has developed, and what the future holds for our country. Curiously enough, it is also an ideal time to consider how St. Albert has developed, and what the future holds for our city.
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How Do Political Parties Catch Fire?
Contributed by JaredMilne on Thursday, June 01 at 18:03 (4,780 reads)
One of the most prominent debates in Alberta politics right now is the proposal to merge the Wildrose Alliance and the Progressive Conservatives to form a new party to take on the governing NDP in the next election.
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Alberta Political History Doesn't Bode Well For Alberta Liberals, PCs
Contributed by JaredMilne on Thursday, April 27 at 19:04 (1,828 reads)
St. Albert Mayor Nolan Crouse’s sudden decision to drop out of the Alberta Liberal leadership race was surprising. However, what may not have been so surprising was that he was the only declared candidate for the leadership until he dropped out. Finally, on the deadline of March 31, two last-minute candidates signed up, sparing the Liberals the indignity of a leadership race where no one showed up.
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