Category Archives: Politics

Give Peace a Chance in 2017

As published by the Otago Daily Times on December 23, 2016 2016 is drawing its last breaths, but in so doing, it consistently reminds us that this is not the same world that elected Barack Obama under the banner of … Continue reading

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Quebec Charter of Values

I will be very brief with this post, as I feel that such a thing as a person’s ability to exercise his/her own religion free of persecution and prejudice should not be subject to discussion in a country like Canada: … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts on Chavez

After a bitter battle with cancer, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez died yesterday in a military hospital in Caracas.  I have been reading several reactions from world leaders and members of society groups in the US and Canada, and it seems … Continue reading

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Responsible Resource Extraction in Canada

On Tuesday December 4th, I attended an event hosted by the Canadian International Council that featured Madelaine Drohan, the Canadian correspondent for The Economist.  Ms. Drohan was mandated to research and write a report on the practices of responsible resource … Continue reading

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The Outdated Policy of a Progressive Society

I have lived in Montreal, in the province of Québec for almost seven years.  Almost upon arrival, I perceived the city’s language barriers, which I undertook to break by perfecting its two official languages.  I pushed myself a bit further, … Continue reading

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Levels of Political Deadlock in the Syrian Conflict

Note:  A revised version of this article has been republished by George Mason University’s Unrest Magazine.  You can find this publication here. The Annan peace process that tried to halt hostilities between the rebels and Bashar al-Assad’s government put in … Continue reading

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The Failed Import of Political Systems (Part 1)

When the time came for the drafters of the U.S Constitution to decide on an effective division of power in their new country, they probably spent countless hours devising a structure that would avoid a situation where absolute power would … Continue reading

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