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Monthly Archives: April 2011
Robert Joustra  |  April 29, 2011  |  Foreign Policy, Politics

This morning as groggy-eyed monarchists celebrate Will and Kate’s nuptials, a more odious headline is hitting republican rebels south of the border: Superman wants out. The influence of popular culture on foreign policy is a subject of long, whisky-driven debate among international relation scholars. You can draw pretty neat parallels between the universe of Star Trek and developments in American foreign policy, like in Grab … MORE »

Peter Stockland  |  April 27, 2011  |  Politics

The hard landing for the NDP’s soaring poll numbers will come Monday because Canadians outside Toronto won’t vote for Jack Layton. That’s won’t as in can’t. He isn’t on their ballots. When voters get to their polling stations, what they will find next to the NDP party designation won’t be the NDP leader’s name. It will, in hundreds of ridings across the land, be some … MORE »

Ray Pennings  |  April 26, 2011  |  Politics

On paper, all federal elections are created equal. Every voter gets one ballot. Each riding elects one MP. The leader of the party that can sustain Parliament’s confidence gets to be the Prime Minister. History is likely to regard the Canadian federal election of May 2, 2011 as an election that is a bit more equal than others. Three lasting consequences of this campaign have … MORE »