Yes, This is America: Opinion

It seems that the past year since Donald Trump got into office, one specific mantra has been repeated over and over again by citizens of the United States. Every time the Trump Administration takes a hit from the general public for a despicable piece of policy––from banning refugees from Muslim-majority countries to an unwavering commitment…

An Open Letter to Andrew Scheer.

When a potential Prime Minister has a problem with upholding the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, all citizens have reason to be concerned.

(Opinion) What School Closures Tell Us About Municipal Politics

Not going to lie, this topic hits me close to home. Despite the fact that I recently graduated from my high school this June, and now attend University, I still find myself bewildered at the fact that the place I called home for 4 years will be gone before I’m done my undergraduate degree. The…

Opinion: Why is democracy so difficult?

“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter” -Winston Churchill. Democracy can be easily described in two ways: A failed experiment or a huge success. Within the comforts of our North American bubble, we often view democracy as a simple concept that is easy to follow and often times we…

The Lack of a Female Voice, and why it’s so important.

Following the 2015 Federal Election in Canada, we had a record number of 88 women being elected to the House of Commons, 54 of them being elected for the very first time. While this is an excellent number, and record-breaking, only 26% of the seats in the House of Commons are filled by women. Following…

The Sharif Factor: Pakistan’s future

Following the 2016 Panama Papers leak, it was revealed that the Prime Minister of Pakistan and his family held offshore bank accounts in order to avoid taxation. Although Nawaz Sharif consistently denied any wrongdoing, five judges in the Pakistani Supreme Court unanimously agreed on a guilty verdict, on July 28th, 2017. Overall, the Supreme Court…

The Death of a Nation: Syria

“You can’t make war in the Middle East without Egypt, and you can’t make peace without Syria” -Henry Kissinger Syria captured the attention of the world stage along with international powers as the Syrian Civil War continues to rage on with no end in sight. The duration of the war can be easily described as…