2016 éLection

U.S. Polling Results Could Represent The New Normal

Darcy Oberding | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Darcy Oberding

It would be unfair to say Donald Trump cannot win the election. At the same time, it would be inaccurate to say he doesn't face an incredibly steep uphill battle. The polls tell the story that will unfold in full over the next few months.

When Will Republicans See The Danger In Supporting Trump?

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 08.17.2016 | Canada
Fransi Weinstein

I really think we've sunk to depths we would once have thought unimaginable. It's bad enough that the Republican nominee for president of the United ...

A Message To Canadians Fearing A Trump Presidency

Rémi Francœur | Posted 08.10.2016 | Canada Politics
Rémi Francœur

Outside a major event changing the political climate and the American electorate, I believe this race is on track to see the biggest electoral college win since the 1992 presidential election when incumbent President George H.W. Bush lost with his 168 electoral votes to Bill Clinton's 370.

How Trump Can Lose The Election Without Ever Admitting Defeat

Steven Shehori | Posted 08.08.2016 | Canada Politics
Steven Shehori

For what may be the first time ever, Trump is becoming cognizant of his campaign's mortality. Should Clinton clinch the election, she will, by obvious definition, be the winner. Which would make Trump the loser. And Trump. Doesn't. Lose. Ever.

Bernie Sanders Has Betrayed Supporters By Endorsing Clinton

Abubakar Kasim | Posted 07.27.2016 | Canada Politics
Abubakar Kasim

He could have chosen a different path in support of principle and conviction by offering a viable alternative to those who are not satisfied with how things are going. He could have risen to the challenge by forming an alternative to both Trump and Clinton.

Will Donald Trump Quit The Presidential Race This Week?

Justin Beach | Posted 07.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Justin Beach

Exiting the race at the RNC gives Trump his most tantalizing possibility of all: The ability to walk away a winner. If he leaves by the end of this week, this is how (and why) he'll do it.

Do Vice Presidential Picks Matter During An Election?

Darcy Oberding | Posted 07.06.2016 | Canada Politics
Darcy Oberding

The impact a vice presidential pick may have on a ticket extends beyond just the crude calculation of trying to figure out how many more votes they are directly responsible for. The vice presidential pick becomes a central figure to the campaign and helps shape the campaigns narrative and refine the campaigns voice for the media.

Clinton Unfairly Spared Media Scrutiny For Looming Indictments

James Di Fiore | Posted 07.04.2016 | Canada Politics
James Di Fiore

The political ether is currently laced with a zombie-inspired conventional wisdom that this entire debacle is ultimately meaningless, a manufactured scandal concocted by Clinton's political enemies. But once you delve deep into the facts of the case you begin to see why this investigation was never arbitrary.

An Open Letter From the Post-Apocalyptic Future To Donald Trump Supporters

Lauren Messervey | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Politics
Lauren Messervey

America was so preoccupied with fear that it made the entire world afraid. We were all so terrified of each other that our silent killer slipped into our homes without protest. They say that there were some people who tried to warn us... but we didn't listen, and we paid the price.

5 Things Corporate Sponsors Can Learn From The 2016 U.S. Election

Matthew Klar | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Business
Matthew Klar

Political campaigns are an exercise in brand management. The questions asked inside campaign operations are similar to those asked inside marketing boardrooms: what types of issues should we support? What do we stand for? Is our message digestible to consumers and differentiated from our competitors?

Can Trump-Dodging Americans Really Move To Canada?

Henry Chang | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Living
Henry Chang

With every Trump victory, an increasing number of U.S. citizens are considering the possibility of moving to Canada. Of course, wanting to move to Canada is not the same thing as actually being allowed to move here. So how hard would it really be for a U.S. citizen to move to Canada?

I'm Standing Up To The Trump Supporters In My Facebook Feed

BLUNTmoms | Posted 03.21.2016 | Canada Living
BLUNTmoms

I see you. I see you lurking in the periphery of my Facebook feed, posting pro-Trump rhetoric and awful hate speech. I mean, you aren't saying the things presidential candidate Donald Trump is, but you are sharing them. You are siding with him. I could have blocked you. I could have hidden your posts from my view, or I could have just defriended you. But I didn't, and I won't.

The U.S. Election Matters To Canadians Who Call America Home

Julie Rusciolelli | Posted 03.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Julie Rusciolelli

I pay American property tax. I depend on their health care system when I need it. I support U.S. charities. I shop in the U.S. I spur on the local economy as much as I can. I respect American ways, the flag, the veterans. I follow the rules and way of life every time I'm there. I am no longer a visitor to the USA. I am part of the national tapestry.

A Canadian View Of The Scalia Replacement Controversy

Michael Plaxton | Posted 02.22.2016 | Canada Politics
Michael Plaxton

To Canadian eyes, there is something both familiar and strange about the controversy surrounding President Obama's authority to name a replacement for Antonin Scalia. The issue is familiar because, last year, then-Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed Russell Brown to the Supreme Court of Canada only 6 weeks before the federal election (having announced that he would do so a few days before Parliament was dissolved). Examining both cases can help us learn key differences between our two governments.

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.