"Understanding Aboriginal Politics"

U2011 Café Politique

Monday, September 26, 2011

Dr. Fiona MacDonald (University of Manitoba) explains ways that Aboriginal people are politically active, and not necessarily through voting.

Drea Gallagher (University of Manitoba) explores the effects of Aboriginal people not having the right to vote until 1960 and the effects this has had.

Wab Kinew (CBC Manitoba) explains what he means by self-fulfilling prophecy and how Aboriginal people exert political influence without using the ballot box.

"Understanding Politics in Northern Manitoba

Café Politique

Monday, September 19, 2011

Dr. Bonita Beatty (University of Saskatchewan) examines the specific political culture found in the provincial north.

Dr. Greg Poelzer (University of Saskatchewan) looks at the effect of Aboriginal candidates on Aboriginal participation in the provincial north.

Dr. Peter Kulchyski (University of Manitoba) addresses the issue of focusing on the weaknesses in northern communities, instead of their strengths.

"Understanding Manitoba's New Electoral Map"

U2011 Café Politique 

Monday, July 25, 2011

Dr. Jared Wesley (University of Manitoba) discusses Manitoba's new electoral map, how it came to be drawn, and how it has changed the face of politics in the province.

Dr. Richard Sigurdson (University of Manitoba) discusses his experiences as a member of the 2008 Manitoba Electoral Divisions Boundaries Commission.

Brett Loewen (University of Manitoba) discusses how Manitoba's new electoral map may affect the outcome of the 2011 provincial election.

"Understanding the Media and Politics in Manitoba" 

U2011 Café Politique

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Dr. Linda Trimble (University of Alberta) looks at the effect of "infotainment" on Canadian democracy.

 Paul Samyn examines how the liberal media is a tool for the Right.

Dr. Shannon Sampert (University of Winnipeg) examines the use of negative campaign ads in Canadian Politics.

"Understanding Youth Engagement"

U2011 Café Politique

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dr. Henry Milner (Université de Montréal) compares the political engagement of Canadian youth to young people across the globe, finding that there are more potential "political dropouts" in North America than elsewhere.

Debby Anderson (Elections Manitoba) discusses the steps being taken by the provincial election authority to address low levels of youth engagement.

Dr. Jared Wesley (University of Manitoba) suggests that -- rather than being especially "spoiled" or "lazy" -- today's youth have a unique perspective on voting and civic responsibility.


"Understanding Civic Engagement in Manitoba"

U2011 Café Politique

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Dr. Elisabeth Gidengil (McGill University) discusses the merits of Vote Compass as a tool for boosting civic engagement in Canada.

Dr. Loleen Berdahl (University of Saskatchewan) dispels the myth that only young Canadians are cynical about politics.

 Dr. Mebs Kanji (Concordia University) discusses the merits of the recent Democratic Audit series, and how Canadian research is helping us understand our democratic deficit.


"Understanding Women in Manitoba Politics"

 U2011 Café Politique

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

University of Winnipeg politics professor Joan Grace dismisses the notion that the October 4th election is meaningless for women.

Dalhousie University political scientist Louise Carbert addresses the myth that we are making continual progress in terms of women's representation in government. 

Winnipeg Free Press journalist Mary Agnes Welch discusses some of the significant (but often unnoticed) gains women have made in politics in Manitoba.


"Understanding Manitoba Politics and Elections"

U2011 Café Politique

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

University of Manitoba political scientist Jared Wesley insists October 4th is "not just another Manitoba election."

University of Manitoba historian Gerald Friesen addresses myths surrounding the Manitoba New Democrats, Progressive Conservatives, and the Bipole III transmission line

Winnipeg Free Press columnist Dan Lett dispels some common misconceptions about civic and media engagement in Manitoba politics.