Relations between North Korea and U.S. remain fragile after hacks
Prof. Thomas Klassen 12/22/2014
North Korea's Internet was hit with widespread outages on Monday just days after U.S. President Barack Obama linked the communist country to the hack
York Region chairperson selection dynamics in spotlight
Prof. Robert MacDermid 12/3/2014
Election of York Region's of regional chairperson may result in two by elections.
'I told you so': John Tory's choices for top positions lean to the right
Prof. Dennis Pilon 12/1/2014
Mayor John Tory picks his executive committee.
Should city councillors have term limits?
Prof. Dennis Pilon 11/18/2014
Tired of watching municipal incumbents hold power for years, even decades, Vass Bednar is leading a push for term limits on city councils.
Does Ontario need a Charbonneau-style corruption inquiry?
Prof. Robert MacDermid 11/18/2014
Scandals have arisen in province, experts say, but not to the 'crisis' level of Quebec
For frightened teen from Zimbabwe, Canada became a beacon of hope
Alumni Dumo Siziba 11/16/2014
Dumo Siziba fled Zimbabwe at age 16, fearing for his life. Welcomed into Canada with open arms, he is now a lawyer is working to pay it forward.
Are you suffering from political burn-out?
Prof. Dennis Pilon 11/12/2014
Many believe we are being overloaded with election information
Hamilton - democracy or oligarchy?
Prof. Robert MacDermid 11/12/2014
The idea that voters are typical of non-voters is falling on hard times
Preparing for battle: political parties stockpiling millions for election
Prof. Robert MacDermid 11/11/2014
Federal political parties are stockpiling their war chests for a multimillion-dollar advertising blitz.
The mission against ISIS fails the test of national interest
Prof. James Laxer 10/14/2014
he idea that Canada is morally compelled to involve itself in this particular operation against ISIS at this particular time is bogus.
If Canadian fighter pilots are sent to bomb ISIS, they will be attacking the same rebels they supported in Libya
Prof. Martin Shadwick 10/1/2014
The Conservative government contemplates sending CF-18 fighter jets into Iraq,
Survey confirms: Toronto residents are less happy with their mayor than other GTA cities
Prof. Lesley Jacobs 10/1/2014
York University study of voter attitudes across the GTA also finds surprising support for increased taxes and for cutting police budgets.
Hong Kong protests: 5 things to know about the 'umbrella revolution'
Prof. Susan Henders 9/30/2014
China's decision to restrict candidate nominations for Hong Kong's election for chief executive has sparked massive protests.
Rob Ford promises to 'bore, bore' bore' subways without a tax increase
Prof. Roger Keil 9/4/2014
Rob Ford says his campaign promise to build 32 kilometres of subway tunnels beneath Toronto streets - paid for with funding
Could some form of socialist economics make a comeback?
Prof Leo Panitch 9/3/2014
Does the internet and other electronic developments had ended the ability of governments to tame global capitalism.
After Rana Plaza, what can we do for workers?
Profs Ananya Mukherjee, Darryl Reed 9/1/2014
This Labour Day let us support not only the rights of garment workers around the world, but also their vision.
The U.S. Still Decides the Future of Capitalism, Not the G20, and Not the BRICS Nations
Prof. Leo Panitch 8/31/2014
The G20 was designed to get the major 'emerging market' states to take responsibility alongside the G7 for the international financial architecture
Olivia Chow, John Tory toe the negative campaign line
Prof.Robert MacDermid 8/21/2014
Leading mayoral candidates Olivia Chow and John Tory both said Wednesday they hoped the campaign wouldn't get dirtier.
Prof Leo Panitch 8/17/2014
We examine one subject that dominates the news, and that is the economy.
Prof. Dennis Pilon 8/17/2014
Vancouver politians signed a pledge to refrain from personal attacks in the upcoming election.
Les Jacobs 8/13/2014
A new survey ranks Toronto 15th globally when it comes to the city's concentration of millionaires.
Prof. James Laxer 8/12/2014
Next month, Scots will decide in a referendum whether to make Scotland an independent country or to remain in the United Kingdom.
Solidarity, group farming and solar panels in the jungles of Kerala
Prof. Ananya Mukherjee 8/1/2014
A social solidarity movement is transforming the lives of millions of poor women in Kerala, south India
Prof Dennis Pilon 8/1/2014
Experts say Saskatchewan is set to become a battleground province in Canada's 2015 election.
Bill Blair's rocky relationship with the Ford brothers
Prof Denis Pilon 7/31/2014
Mayor Rob Ford and brother Doug Ford once hailed the chief, but that all soured after the crack video.
Rob Ford is back, but has the city reached a 'plateau of unhappiness'?
Prof. Dennis Pilon 7/5/2014
Only a few days back from rehab, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has already faced condemnation from fellow politicians and confrontations with citizens.
Campaigning or communicating? Rules not clear for Richmond Hill candidates
Prof. Robert MacDermid 7/3/2014
building and marketing of simplified ideas.
Prof. Les Jacobs 6/30/2014
Survey shows Canadians want governments to do more to address income gap, not less
Prof. Dennis Pilon 6/30/2014
Rob Ford emerges today from his self-imposed time-out of more than two months, the world will see a slimmer, healthier and rehabilitated mayor.
>4 out of 5 Liberal MPPs from York Region in Kathleen Wynne's cabinet
Prof. Robert Drummond 6/26/2014
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne unveiled her cabinet for the 41st session of the provincial legislature
Do any MPPs really want to hear about our declined votes?
Prof. Dennis Pilon 6/25/2014
31,399 voters in Ontario felt dissatisfied with all of the candidates, parties and leaders to show up to a polling station and decline their ballots.
Prof. Denis Pilon 6/20/2014
A larger number of voters opted to decline their ballots in the 2014 election than ever before.
Solidarity and Solar Panels in Kerala
Prof. Ananya Mukherjee 6/20/2014
When 60 women in Edamalakudi carried about a hundred solar panels on their heads across 18 kilometres they made history of sorts.
How did Kathleen Wynne turn a minority into a majority?
Prof. Dennis Pilon 6/13/2014
Wynne's government election hobbled by a massive deficit and spending scandals but managed to eke out a majority.
Polar Challenge: Extreme Conditions Put High Cost on Arctic Operations
Prof. Martin Shadwick 6/10/2014
The Canadian government has vowed to significantly boost military capability in the Arctic.
Why employers prefer retirees who don't need to work
Prof. Thomas Klassen 6/9/2014
Retirees looking for part-time work may have a good chance if their reason is more than financial.
Shah's son seeks Iranian diaspora's support
Prof. Saeed Rahnema 6/7/2014
Reza Pahlavi's life has been consumed by a single mission: ousting the Islamic regime that overthrew his father in Iran's 1979 revolution.
Most of us just going through election motions
Prof. Dennis Pilon 6/4/2014
What if they called an election and no one cared?
Observers call Ont. election debate underwhelming
Prof. Robert MacDermid 6/4/2014
The lukewarm sparring between Ontario's major political leaders in the election debate Tuesday night failed to impress observers.
Ontario Election 2014 Campaign Expected To Get Much Nastier, Say Critics
Prof Dennis Pilon 6/1/2014
Despite allegations of corruption, recklessness, dishonesty, and possibly criminal behaviours this election has not been especially nasty.
Prof. Denis Pilon 5/13/2014
Armed with a possible redemption arc, the Rob Ford saga is far from over.
Prof. Thomas Klassen 5/8/2014
Ontario released a blueprint for a homegrown pension plan in its spring budget Thursday, but left the door open to expanding the program to other prov
Prof. Thomas Klassen 5/1/2014
Ontario released a blueprint for a homegrown pension plan in its spring budget.
NDP key to determining if budget will result in election
Prof. Robert Drummond 5/1/2014
Analysis of the Ontario budget and its potential to cause an election.
Prof. Gregory Chin 4/23/2014
Professor Chin recommends implementing strategies with foreign partners.
Prof. Thomas Klassen 4/20/2014
Professor Klassen examines the decline of American power.
Almost Half of Canada's Navy Vessels Under Repair
Prof. Martin Shadwick 4/19/2014
Professor Shadwick discusses Canada's
Prof. Robert Drummond 4/18/2014
Professor Drummond examines how Mayor Rob Ford could be re-elected.
Middle Eastern scholar discusses democracy, nonviolence in Iran
Prof. Ramin Jahanbegloo 4/15/2014
Jahanbegloo gave a lecture on democracy and nonviolence in Iran at the University of Georgia
King Township councillor defends absences
Prof.Robert MacDermid 4/9/2014
Comments of councillor's 2-1/2-month vacation while council is still in session.
Prof. Greg Albo 4/9/2014
Presentation and analysis of Andre Gorz's Ecology as Politics
Prof. Robert MacDermid 3/19/2014
Professor MacDermid examines the legality of mayoral candidates working with lobbyists.
Political Trash-talking Getting Worse
Prof. Dennis Pilon 3/18/2014
Professor Pilon discusses the success politicians have in
Prof. Robert Drummond 3/14/2014
Professor Drummond Rob Ford's chances in mayoral race
Prof. Dennis Pilon 3/4/2014
Professor Pilon speaks about the Reform Act at a public forum in Brampton.
Prof. Bruce Hicks 3/4/2014
Professor Hicks discusses Putin's actions in Ukraine and Obama's reaction.
Prof. Andrew Jackson 2/27/2014
Professor Jackson calls for enhanced tax incentives for companies that invest heavily in new equipment.
Ukrainian Delegation to Kyiv Conservative Only
Prof. Bruce Hicks 2/26/2014
Professor Hicks points out the mistake of PCs inviting their own MPs to Ukrainian delegation.
Is the PQ Ready to Rumble?
Prof. Bruce Hicks 2/12/2014
Professor Hicks examines the political fallout of the new budget in Quebec.
Prof. Greg Albo 1/31/2014
Book review on Professor Alba's new book.
Prof. Andrew Jackson 1/28/2014
Professor Jackson analyzes proposed budget legislation.
Alumnus Kwame Dougan 1/27/2014
Mr. Dougan addresses the Dean's Circle of Scholars and says that poverty was his movtivation.
Prof. Thomas Klassen 1/24/2014
Professor Klassen examines Ontario's new pension plan policy.
Prof. Thomas Klassen 1/24/2014
Professor Klassen discusses employment opportunities for new graduates.
Prof. Leo Panitch 1/22/2014
Professor Panitch discusses the failures of social democratic reform in Europe.
Is Quebec's Values Charter the PQ's Ticket to a Majority?
Prof. Bruce Hicks 1/21/2014
Professor Hicks explains why the charter is attractive to Quebeckers.
Prof. Andrew Jackson 1/20/2014
Professor Jackson discusses the disproportionate amount of wealth in Canada.
Prof. Thomas Klassen 1/19/2014
Professor Klassen explains how to implement direct banking contributions to a CPP account.
Prof. Gregory Chin 1/15/2014
Professor Chin discusses China's contributions to the global economy.
Prof. Martin Shadwick 1/14/2014
Professor Shadwick discusses Canada's search and rescue system in a new CBC documentary.
Prof. Dennis Pilon 1/13/2014
Professor Pilon notes that the Conservative party did well in last election in BC
Prof. Dennis Pilon 1/2/2014
Professor Pilon thinks Ford's might have a tough road ahead of him