Simon Kiss is a political scientist in the digital media and journalism and leadership programs at Wilfrid Laurier University. He teaches courses on journalism, public opinion, research methods and political communication.

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Does Canadian federalism amplify policy clashes?

Policy disagreements in Canada are often viewed through a regional lens. This reflects — perhaps unsurprisingly — the decentralized nature of the Canadian federation and the differences in regional and provincial political economies. However, such …

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Plus ça change...

One of the more intriguing Liberal campaign platform promises this campaign was a commitment to electoral reform by 2019.  Since their victory on Monday, there has been a lot of chatter and excitement among certain …

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Taxing pseudo-scientific treatments

There has been some discussion recently about a proposal by the federal government to make employee health and dental plans taxable benefits. There are budgetary and ethical reasons to do so. One report estimated that …

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