Entries by Jaime Watt

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Beware of the dark-side of social media: Watt

Social media is an empowering tool, and one that has breathed new oxygen into our political process. It allows people to organize, to question and to rally. It has enhanced our democracy, and changed it for the better. Movements like #metoo, which has broken the silence surrounding sexual harassment and assault, have found their power […]

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King St. transit plan a kingmaker for Tory: Watt

Something had to give. Until very recently, King St. looked more like a parking lot than the central artery of Canada’s financial district. Today, you can shoot a cannon down the street and be confident that you wouldn’t strike a car or truck. In July, Toronto’s city council approved a one-year pilot project focused on […]

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Singh does not need a seat in Commons: Watt

New NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh does not need a seat in the House of Commons. There was a time when the Commons was both the symbolic and functional home of Canadian politics, but it matters less today than it ever has before. These days, proposed legislation is introduced at photo-ops that are both televised and […]

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Russia inquiry may not be enough to bring down Trump: Watt

[:en]Yet another shoe has dropped in the investigation into Russia’s involvement in the last U.S. presidential election. Close associates of President Donald Trump have been indicted, including his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort. Many view the Russia inquiry, overseen by special counsel Robert Mueller, as the silver bullet to the Trump presidency. These opponents believe […]