May 5, 2010
The Harper Conservatives didn’t start the demolition of Parliament, but they have taken it to a whole new level. The question facing Canadians now is whether Commons Speaker Peter Milliken’s historic ruling last Tuesday is too late to save the furniture.
May 4, 2010
Professor Deibert is among a handful of scholars world-wide who are changing public policy globally. He is the rarest of social scientists – discovering something that has transformed the behaviour of individuals and governments. His desire to apply his research “on the ground” is illustrated by the Citizen Lab, which he created and installed at […]
April 27, 2010
Canada came to the G20 meeting of finance and central bank officials in Washington, saw and heard from its peers, and at the end of the day conquered.
April 19, 2010
Eight members of the Political Science faculty have been awarded research grants from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Ryan Balot, Sylvia Bashevkin, Christian Breunig, Rauna Kuokkanen, Ruth Marshall, David Rayside, Edward Schatz and Grace Skogstad all received three-year grants to pursue their research. In total, this group of individuals will receive […]
April 19, 2010
Jim Flaherty, the Minister of Finance, suggested yesterday he “couldn’t rule out” the possibility that the Group of 20 countries will fail to find a consensus on financial reform, just as U.S. legislators crank up efforts to overhaul their system on news of fraud charges against GoldmanSachsGroupInc.
April 16, 2010
Professor Ran Hirschl will deliver the endowed Foundation for Law, Justice, and Society Annual Lecture at Oxford University. Previous speakers include such noted luminaries as Douglass North (Nobel Laureate and Professor of Economics at Stanford University), Cass Sunstein (noted legal theorist and Professor of Law at Harvard Law School), and Aharon Barak (former President of […]
April 13, 2010
As a child, Fariya Mohiuddin hated visiting relatives in Bangladesh: “It was dirty, there was no Internet and a giant slum sat at the bottom of the hill where we lived up top in a mansion. I talked to a little girl who lived there and it hit me how lucky I was to go […]
April 10, 2010
Assistant Professor Jean-Yves Haine’s recent article in the International Journal has been selected for this year’s Marcel Cadieux award, given annually to “the author of the best article to appear in any given volume of IJ. Evaluations are based on scholarship, contribution to knowledge, clear writing, and accessibility to the general public.”
April 6, 2010
With the release of their second investigation in as many years, University of Toronto researchers who uncovered a complex cyber-espionage network based in China are again urging Canada to address the growing problem or face the consequences of a future attack.
March 29, 2010
Bad news comes in bunches. First there was Quebec’s Bill 94, which would refuse government services, public employment, educational opportunities and even most medical care to Muslim women wearing the niqab. Then there was the Angus Reid poll showing that 80 per cent of all Canadians agree with this measure. Evidently Abe Lincoln was right. […]