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Canada's parliament building

Op-ed: Independents could surprise us

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


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.


Group of Arts students prior to presenting their research

Faculty of Arts

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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Parliament buildings in winter

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."



Faculty of Arts

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

March 5, 2019 — 
Royce Koop provides insight



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?


justice statue against blue sky

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?


HMS Cornwallis ship supporting the evacuation of Suvla in December

Faculty of Arts

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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