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Why politics shouldn’t influence how much we pay judges

December 13, 2018 — 
Secure and appropriate compensation for judges is a constitutionally recognized component of judicial independence, which itself is a set of interrelated principles meant to ensure that the rule of law applies fairly to everyone, including governments.

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Rural road.

Op-ed: Building a political road between urban and rural Canadians

November 30, 2018 — 
If whole swaths of people in a democracy feel ignored and neglected, we should eventually expect a response. That response in the U.S. came in the form of Trump. Could something similar happen in Canada?

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HMS Cornwallis ship supporting the evacuation of Suvla in December

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UM joins First World War commemoration

October 30, 2018 — 
The World Remembers commemorates the millions of people who lost their lives in the First World War from Canada and fifteen participating nations

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Maria Gheorghe outside the United Nations in New York City.

Alumni Insights: My week at the UN

October 29, 2018 — 
'I was able to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime learning experience because of a scholarship generously provided by the Manitoba Chair of Global Governance Studies'

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Winnipeg City Hall

Op-ed: Competition shows democracy is healthy

October 19, 2018 — 
We should worry about acclamations, Royce Koop says

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New Faculty in Arts

October 5, 2018 — 
The Faculty of Arts welcomes several new members of faculty with appointments beginning July 1, 2018.

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Op-ed: Does it matter where a city council candidate lives?

October 5, 2018 — 
Political studies professor Royce Koop breaks this question down

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"Fathers of Confederation" By Robert Harris

Op-ed: Bernier’s party likely won’t last

September 21, 2018 — 
'Canadian history is littered with wreckage of small parties that started with a bang and ended shortly thereafter with a fizzle.'

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Canada's parliament building

The Conversation: Canada’s growing challenges with economic sanctions

September 17, 2018 — 
Canada is an enthusiastic supporter of economic sanctions.

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The Canadian and United Nations flags

The day Canada and the UN changed my life

September 5, 2018 — 
Going from second-class citizen in his first home to first-class citizen in his second – the transition reinforced how fortunate he was to be living in a distant land, called Canada

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