2016 éLection

Would You Bet On This Guy?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada

It's a first for the corporation.

Will Canada Be Awash With Americans If Trump Becomes President?

Robert Waite | Posted 12.19.2015 | Canada Politics
Robert Waite

It happens every four years.The United States holds a presidential election -- and many of its citizens claim they will move to Canada if one of the contenders is elected. This year, with the advent of people like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz on the right (and Democrats Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton on the left), these mutterings have become increasingly louder.

Improve Government With Algorithms - Without Politicians

David Psutka | Posted 12.17.2015 | Canada Politics
David Psutka

The most abused cliche in politics is the concept of 'change,' yet a young movement among academics and techno-scientists seeks to overhaul the current system with a computerized, politician-minimal alternative. Algorithmic governance is a radical, digital reimagining of government centred on computerized processes. Algorithms -- which already have many applications like sorting incoming emails and controlling traffic lights -- would be unified to create a governing network. Algorithmic government may sound far-fetched, but it is already happening in smaller, more localized ways.

What Donald Trump's Words Feel Like To Muslims Like Me

Deena Douara | Posted 12.14.2015 | Canada Politics
Deena Douara

I'll tell you how it feels to hear Trump -- a front-running candidate to lead the world's most powerful country -- say he wants a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States." How it feels to hear supporters say "send them all back."

Is American Politics About to Repeat a West Wing Plot?

Justin Beach | Posted 02.14.2015 | Canada
Justin Beach

We don't know what happened after Matt Santos was elected, because the series ended. Elizabeth Warren would have to start ad libbing shortly after taking office but I find the similarities interesting and something about repeating television plots instead of history seems so very, very American.

The Presidential Election Will Be Hillary's Coronation

Justin Beach | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Politics
Justin Beach

I always thought that when the United States elected its first female president that it would be a nail biter -- a down-to-the-wire race that would keep us up late on election night before it was official. But Hillary Clinton's presidency is shaping up to be a coronation.