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Faculty of Arts 2019 Teaching Awards Announced

July 29, 2019 — 
The 2019 Faculty of Arts annual teaching awards have been announced. Arts congratulates the award winners on their commitment to students, higher learning and quality instruction.

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The Conversation: Canada’s UN submission will (eventually) draw the last lines on the map

June 5, 2019 — 
In May 2019, Canada made a partial submission to the United Nations to recognize an extended continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles in the Arctic Ocean

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Op-ed: Independents could surprise us

May 31, 2019 — 
'Both Philpott and Wilson-Raybould have developed a sharp anti-partisan, pro-democracy message'

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Manitoba legislature.

Op-ed: The hazards of secrecy and the benefits of openness

April 30, 2019 — 
Regardless of the party in office, when sensitive information is involved, governments prefer secrecy to openness.

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Arts undergrads gather to share research

April 12, 2019 — 
On March 28, 2019, 24 Arts undergraduate students proudly presented their research projects at the 7th annual Arts Undergraduate Research Symposium.

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Op-ed: No heroes in SNC-Lavalin saga

April 11, 2019 — 
"In my view, the scandal is more a failure of leadership and political management than it is an actual constitutional crisis."

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NY Times: 2nd Trudeau Minister Resigns as Canada’s Political Crisis Swells

March 5, 2019 — 
Royce Koop provides insight

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Op-ed: Diversity in politics can lead to gains

January 11, 2019 — 
Does increased diversity matter for what governments actually do? Do governments tend to act differently when they are staffed by more diverse sets of representatives?

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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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