Category Archives: Original Articles

Covid Fallout – Navigating the Post-Pandemic Medical Maze

Written By: Jay Mistry

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the vulnerabilities in Canada’s healthcare system, revealing issues within medical education, healthcare access disparities, and the interplay between health and social factors. This essay underscores the urgent need for comprehensive reform to create a more equitable and resilient healthcare system. Collaborative action is essential to address these challenges and build a system that meets the diverse needs of Canadians, emphasizing equity, community engagement, and preventive care.

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Redefining a Middle: An Exploration of the Global Middle in the Case of China and India

Written By: Stefan Venceljovski

This paper explores the transformative shift in global geopolitics, challenging traditional North-South dichotomies and proposing the emergence of a “Global Middle.” Focusing on China and India as examples, it argues that these nations defy conventional categorizations, exhibiting characteristics of both the Global North and South. The analysis delves into economic factors, historical narratives, and geopolitical complexities to redefine our understanding of these countries’ agency on the global stage. The concept of the Global Middle adds nuance to the traditional narrative, emphasizing the need for ongoing exploration and refinement in the ever-evolving paradigm of global geopolitics as it relates to the Global North. Continue reading…

Ploughshares to Swords

Written By: Finn O’Connor

Since the end of the Second World War, the American arms industry has morphed into an exclusive, but lucrative market. The growing demands of a modern military require a set of specialized, and heavily concentrated companies. This, with their growing role in politics and academia, forms the basis of the Military-Industrial Complex
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Navigating UBI in Canada – Unraveling Complexities Examining Pros and Cons and Assessing Contemporary Developments

Written By: Stefan Venceljovski

The concept of Universal Basic Income (UBI) is a contentious topic that has seen a lot of news coverage over the last few months in Canada. The basics are simple: UBI provides all citizens of a particular nation or state with a regular, unconditional sum of money, regardless of their employment status (1). However, there is significant nuance in implementing a policy like a UBI. The idea has gained traction globally as a potential solution to economic inequality, the changing nature of work, and the rising cost of living, and this has caused an increasingly complex and contentious conversation that can be difficult to navigate. Continue reading…

Family Matters – What’s at Stake Between Canada and India

Written By: Finn O’Connor

For some, the holiday season is an opportunity to connect with family and friends who we often do not get to see more than once a year. For others, it is a chance to remind ourselves why we only see our family once a year as we get the opportunity to revisit the same old disagreements from the last holidays and sit uncomfortably around the dinner table for five hours.

International relations can seem a lot like the latter at times, especially between democratic countries who are often forced to interact in global forums despite their personal misgivings with one another. Most of the time, allies bite their tongue and get to business without dredging up the ugly stuff. However, from time to time, two family members get into a row across the table while the other patrons awkwardly watch from the sidelines.

Despite being on other sides of the world, the two countries have a surprising amount in common. A parliamentary system inherited from the late British Empire, a vast territory covered in a harsh climate that sometimes borders on unhospitable, and an array of regional cultures that often chafe against the idea of a national identity. However, within these similarities are fundamental differences. Canada is temperate and can be bitingly cold, while India is tropical and brutally hot. Canada’s regional identities stem from its population’s colonial homelands, whereas many of India’s cultures predate the European nations themselves. And, while Canada’s democracy persists in a recognizable form, the Indian government has increasingly toyed with authoritarianism and nationalism. Continue reading…