Maria Fleming
Maria Fleming is a political staffer on Parliament Hill. She was born in Venezuela and raised in Canada. Her career path reflects upon her interests, which are politics, economics, and international relations. She holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Political Science and Economics from the University of Ottawa and a diploma from the Women's Campaign School at Yale University.

Entries by Maria Fleming

When Did Politics Become a Marketing Scheme?

(3) Comments | Posted November 22, 2013 | 4:31 PM

It appears as if there is a brand of politicians that has forded the line from charisma to outright marketing. This kind is overdramatic, scandalous, ruthless, and will admit to have engaged in dishonest or illicit activities, perhaps for popularity. Canadians have succumbed to a Ford Nation, where political activism...

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Ottawa, Practice What You Preach and Promote Dialogue Within Venezuela

(3) Comments | Posted October 29, 2013 | 6:28 PM

Venezuela is no longer a country known for having beautiful beaches, for being home to the tallest waterfall in the world or for winning countless beauty pageants. Instead, the oil-rich country is often mentioned along with its rampant crime rates, food shortages, and growing number of political prisoners. More importantly,...

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Harper's Two Faces: Flirting with a Dictatorship

(2) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 12:34 PM

It didn't take long for Harper to express his opinions about Chavez's government after his death. On the very same day that the controversial ruler officially passed away, along with brief condolences, he stated that now Venezuela would be able to "build a better, brighter future based on...

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"Twiterrorism" Is Making Governments Tremble

(3) Comments | Posted May 9, 2013 | 9:14 AM

It is not surprising that governments will try to censor groups in order to maintain power and legitimacy. They will often regulate media to favour their beliefs, limit associations to bound information, and disperse crowds to avoid solidarity. But, recent years have brought a new kind of civil disobedience to...

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