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A Closer Look at Alberta’s Bill 1 Through the early months of 2020, demonstrations erupting in support of the Wet’suwet’en Nation’s opposition to the Coastal GasLink pipeline in B.C resulted in blockades shutting down the majority of Canada’s rail network. In response, at least one province has taken legislative action to render these types of protests unlawful. Alberta’s United Conservative...
Being the former President of the United States has a degree of recognition and global acclaim associated with it that no other political posting in the world can reasonably claim to match. It was then an absolute shock to most of us here in Halifax when last June, it was announced that former President Barack Obama, one of the...
Note from the Editorial Board: This election cycle we decided to do something different. We compiled some of the key stories that have developed on and after election night. Monday night was dramatic, and the events that followed offered a look into the future of national unity in Canada, among other things. With the federal election finally coming to...
In May of this year, Dalhousie University had the privilege of hosting noted whistleblower, Edward Snowden, to address the implications of government surveillance, Big Data, and the trends that have emerged in the wake of the NSA's mass surveillance program, Prism. Since speaking to the university, Snowden has published his most recent book, Permanent Record, which entails his experience...
This is a different and first of it’s kind article for the Dalhousie Business Review. On September 13th, a member of the DBR Editorial Board had the opportunity to sit down with the Member of Parliament for Fredericton, Matt DeCourcey. The conversation was vibrant, authentic, and insightful. We are grateful to Matt for the opportunity, and hope to produce...
There was a crucial moment in the 2015 prime minister debates. The candidates were asked about their respective stances on the budget and deficits. Harper and Mulcair both went with the safe answer – balance the budget. Justin Trudeau proclaimed that he was going to run a deficit for the first three years, and then balance the budget. Whether...
SNC Lavalin As optimistic as engaged citizens try to be about our politics, specifically the lack of corruption (relatively speaking), the SNC-Lavalin scandal should not come as a surprise. That’s the reality of what happens behind closed doors in Ottawa, the only difference this time like with the sponsorship scandal, is they got caught. This all begs the question of...