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Hill Times: Defence minister’s ex-parliamentary secretary says Canada should join ballistic missile defence

August 30, 2017 — 
Andrea Charron said the Defence Committee should hear from “people to explain to them how exactly how difficult it is, how unproven it is, how expensive it can be” to pursue ballistic missile defence.

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Op-ed: Public servants deserve our support

June 16, 2017 — 
Public servants are an integral aspect of governing and delivering many public goods.


Manitoba Legislature Building, Winnipeg.

Op-ed: Party loyalty shouldn’t stifle constructive debate in Manitoba Legislature

June 5, 2017 — 
Conceiving parliamentary democracy as simply a game in which there are winners and losers trivializes the processes of representation and deliberation to which all our 57 elected MLAs are meant to contribute.


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Op-ed: Are leaks in the public interest?

May 2, 2017 — 
It all depends says Professor Emeritus Paul Thomas


MRI machine // Photo: Wikimedia

Op-ed: Personal health information must be protected

April 20, 2017 — 
Who decides what the public should know?



Op-ed: Conservative future post-Harper uncertain

April 10, 2017 — 
The Conservative leadership race has exacerbated many of the divisions that Harper effectively kept welded together.



CTV: Winnipeg weapons expert studying ISIS arms factories in Iraq

April 4, 2017 — 
Prof James Fergusson provides context

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Canadian and U.S. flag image from Photo Phiend/Flickr.

Op-ed – Remember: politicians are people, too

March 27, 2017 — 
'It’s easy to paint all politicians with the same brush. We forget politicians are human and, like everyone else, they often have experienced hardship and tragedy in their lives.'

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Experts available for comment on federal budget

March 22, 2017 — 
Economists and political scientists available to media

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Photo Gallery: Daughters of the Vote Instagram Takeover

March 16, 2017 — 
Indigenous UofM students convey their experience in Ottawa on International Women's Day

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