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Happy Canada Day!

July 3, 2014

I had a great time this Canada Day! I started off by joining in the fun at the Red and White Parade: After the parade, we made our way to Confederation Park: I also had the chance to join the … Continue reading

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The leading edge of sociological research and Conservative cuts to research in the Department of Justice

July 27, 2014

I was flipping through an old issue of the Alumni Weekly from my graduate school when I encountered an article about a sociologist using a recently developed technique called Respondent-Driven Sampling (RDS). You can read about it online but for the … Continue reading

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Why the role of elected MPs is so important

July 21, 2014

MP Michael Chong, advocate for parliamentary reform, speaking in May 2014: In many democracies, such as the great democracy to the south of us, voters and citizens have three franchises. They have three votes at the national level. They vote … Continue reading

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Can we make better use of the KP site by allowing tourists to visit?

July 17, 2014

Back in April I wrote Minister Stephen Blaney about the missed opportunity to re-open the Kingston Penitentiary site for tourism. It has been several months without a reply now and I thought we should publicly remind the minister that many … Continue reading

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Veterans Affairs Advertising – where was the sound economic management?

July 12, 2014

I responded to a letter from Minister of Veterans Affairs, Julian Fantino, to the Kingston Whig-Standard on Saturday, June 12: Here is what I wrote, published on July 15: Indeed, they had a choice, spend more money on advertising or spend … Continue reading

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