Monthly Archives: April 2011

When prison is what you want

The case of Nicole Patricia Doucet is a chilling example of the complex issues confronted by battered women.  And when the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal recently absolved Ms. Doucet of charges of having counselled to commit murder, University of Ottawa … Continue reading

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Experts challenge the myths of youth apathy

The engagement of younger voters in the current election campaign may be the kind of game-changer that not even the polls can predict. (I’ve seen little acknowledgement of this in media reporting of polls, but very few under-30s own the … Continue reading

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Who’s afraid of public intellectuals?

Yesterday at the Worldviews Pre-Conference on Media & Higher Education, Megan Boler, professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Theory and Policy Studies at OISE, gave a great presentation called Towards Public Intellectualism and Civic Curiosity. In it she … Continue reading

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Timely op ed challenges public subsidy misinformation campaign

Ever since the question of discontinuing the per-vote public subsidy of political parties was raised by Stephen Harper in 2008 – those tuned in to federal politics will know that it was this proposal that triggered our last election – … Continue reading

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