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Expert: Leftist former guerrilla and populist outsider head to runoff in Colombia presidential election

Published: 8Jun2022

Colombia’s election will go to a runoff between two opposing anti-establishment candidates on 19 June after voters on Sunday were unable to pick a president outright. Gustavo Petro, a leftist...

Expert: Alberta Premier Jason Kenney steps down as UCP leader

Published: 19May2022

Premier Jason Kenney threw Alberta politics into a tailspin on May 18 when he narrowly won a United Conservative Party (UCP) leadership review vote only to announce he was quitting the top job....

Leading McGill scholars celebrated for sharing their work with the media

Published: 20Apr2022

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier has announced the 2022 winners of the Principal’s Prize for Public Engagement through Media. The prize was created to recognize exceptional scholars...

Experts: Remaining trucker convoy protesters won’t leave until COVID-19 restrictions ease

Published: 2Feb2022

Crowds have thinned out considerably on Parliament Hill and the surrounding area, where anti-COVID restrictions demonstrators have been protesting for days. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he...

Expert: Sudan army seized power to prevent civil war says coup leader

Published: 29Oct2021

Sudan's coup leader, Gen Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, has said the military seized power to prevent "civil war". He added that the deposed Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was being kept at the general's...

Expert : Anand to defence, Joly to foreign affairs: Trudeau announces major cabinet shakeup

Published: 26Oct2021

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is kicking off his third mandate with a monumental shift in his cabinet lineup that makes significant changes to senior portfolios. Anita Anand becomes only the second...

Expert: New Alberta mayors, councilors bring diversity to provincial councils

Published: 25Oct2021

The 2021 municipal election was historic in Alberta, where Edmonton elected its first mayor of colour and Calgary its first female mayor. Calgary’s new mayor, Jyoti Gondek, says the diversity of...

Expert: Strength of a party's climate change plan could help influence federal election results

Published: 17Sep2021

Climate change is a hot-button issue in this federal campaign, and data shows that a party’s environmental strategy could help influence its results in at least 9 ridings where races were neck-and...

Expert: From COVID-19 conspiracies to rigged voting machines, misinformation plagues federal election

Published: 16Sep2021

Misinformation linked to the COVID-19 pandemic is playing a larger-than-expected role in the federal election, fuelling protests and support for the People’s Party of Canada, experts say....

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