Shortly before 10 a.m. on October 22, 2014, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, standing guard at the steps of the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa,...Read More Hard work ahead on new emergency alert system
Imagine if decades from now a student of Canadian political history is digging into the Kinder Morgan pipeline saga. What kind of picture would...Read More Indigenous rights aren’t a subplot of pipeline debate
Over the past decade, politicians in Canada and internationally have been increasingly turning to digital media, including social media, for political communication, mobilization and...Read More Instagram, Justin Trudeau, and political image-making
After what feels like a decade of hype and underwhelming sales, direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing seems to be taking off, for better or worse....Read More Is direct-to-consumer genetic testing reifying race?
Diplomacy has traditionally had two distinct faces, public and private, each with its own intended purpose. But those lines have been blurred. Changes in...Read More Digital technology and the changing face of diplomacy
Measures in Budget 2018 meant to address racism and promote social inclusion appear to have inspired moral panic in the Twittersphere. Commentators, including Conservative...Read More Martin Luther King Jr. didn’t push “colour-blind” politics
Canadians value their access to an open Internet – that view is on full display at a proceeding currently underway at the federal telecom...Read More Why Canadians oppose blacklisting “pirate” websites
The genie is now out of the bottle, the bottle itself is broken, and the forces unleashed by the extraordinary events of the past...Read More Valuing women as expert sources in the news
The news media can play a critical role in reflecting and also shaping public attitudes toward conflicts and those seeking asylum from them. Since...Read More How the news media framed the Syrian refugee crisis
If you are struggling to hear the applause that greeted the federal government’s soupçon of support for Canadian journalism in last week’s federal budget...Read More How can the feds spend wisely on local journalism?