On Electoral Reform

Post by Maxime Rousseau

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Version française à venir! In the halls of the Social Sciences faculties like the one that I am just coming out of, there is lots of recurrent criticisms about the current state of democracy world-wide. Freshly imbued with the theory of how democracy should work, it is all so easy…

The Ala Buzreba Case: What Future for Millennial Politicians?

Post by Maxime Rousseau

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Another election campaign, another scandal involving young candidates. In the last provincial campagne in Quebec just barely over a year ago, a candidate for the Coalition Avenir Quebec was publicly shamed for pictures posted on Facebook which showed him nude, but which were PG-13 by anyone's standards. In the 2011…

2011 Elections: Everything is Possible

Post by Maxime Rousseau

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The current federal campaign surrounding the upcoming elections (in less than a week already!) has been many times labeled as flavourless by many media outlets. The very minute that parlement was suspended and that the government was out of office, everybody was expecting a repeat of the last federal elections:…

When the Press Perpetuates Ignorance

Post by Maxime Rousseau

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Quebec doesn't have a very big appetite for politics. Being totally bilingual, I get to compare the content from the English Canadian media outlets to their French counterparts, and this lack of interest for politics is something that you get to notice pretty quickly when you have a standard to…