Brexit Debate Lays Bare UK’s National Fault Lines

Jun. 15, 2016 by

Last week in the United Kingdom, the first of two nationally televised debates on Brexit (the proposed British exit from the European Union) aired, with British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farrage taking pointed questions

Building A Ship To Catch The Liberal Wave On Campuses

Mar. 7, 2016 by

In politics, there is always a balance in elections between hard work organizing in advance and the zeitgeist taking over. This is especially true in a “wave election,” like the one on October 19th. The metaphor commonly used goes something

Some Friendly And Free Advice For The NDP

Oct. 27, 2015 by

Here is some friendly, but unsolicited advice, for the NDP. As a leftish Liberal who joined the Party in 2011, believe me — I know how horrible losing feels. Worse, like the Grits in 2011 but for different reasons, this

Why the Liberals Should Be Campaigning on a Cure for Healthcare

Sep. 1, 2015 by

During the past number of months campaigning for local candidates, Canadian politics has perplexed me for a variety of reasons, but one reason stands out the most. Why is the Liberal Party not aggressively campaigning on a cure for healthcare?

Forcing Women to Remove Their Niqabs Is Just Another Kind of Oppression

Mar. 12, 2015 by

In February, I sat in Victoria Station in London, England. A tall black man was shouting something, clearly drunk. I didn’t really pay him any attention. Then I heard the guy sitting across from me shout out, “shut the f-k

How Kathleen Wynne Will Win

Jan. 16, 2013 by

“I’m running to govern; I’m ready to win.” That simple statement has been Kathleen Wynne’s pledge in the Ontario Liberal leadership race. There is critical work ahead of us to confront global challenges. Wynne has proposed a plan to govern,

The Liberal Leadership Race: May the Best Woman Win

Dec. 31, 2012 by

A war story and a poll seem instructive to the Ontario Liberal leadership race, which looks to be coming down to a fight between the two female contenders. First, the story: It was the night of the Kitchener-Waterloo by-election. The

Who I’m Supporting in the Ontario Liberal Leadership Race

Dec. 10, 2012 by

I always knew I’d be supporting Kathleen Wynne for Ontario Liberal leader. But a Conservative proved my choice right before she’d even launched her leadership bid. I’m supporting Kathleen Wynne because of her character and her progressive principles. I’m also