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An Introduction to Sara Ruddick’s Ethics of Care | By Anya Zoledziowski, Marnya Jain, Ola Osuch, Mia Bottos & Batul Gulamhusein

A few months ago, a few friends of mine and I learned about ethics of care, a kind of political philosophy. Although each of us had been studying politics for a varying number of years, we were all new to this theory. Ethics of care assumes that extending our abilities to care beyond the private sphere can dramatically alter politics, domestically and internationally. For example, in her … Continue reading An Introduction to Sara Ruddick’s Ethics of Care | By Anya Zoledziowski, Marnya Jain, Ola Osuch, Mia Bottos & Batul Gulamhusein

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Kevin O’Leary wants to Make Canada Great Again | By Stéphane Lavoie

Donald Trump is nothing if not practiced at placing himself at the epicentre of attention by repeatedly and unapologetically blurting his interpretation of the cold hard truth. Is conservative Canada really going to fall for its own version of Donald Trump? Canadians who’ve been following the U.S. presidential candidacy race, which has so far been defined by embattled business magnate Donald Trump, have in all likelihood dismissed the events as another … Continue reading Kevin O’Leary wants to Make Canada Great Again | By Stéphane Lavoie

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Welcome to the Politics Section, 2016 | By Anya Zoledziowski

2016 has rolled in, and post-holiday grogginess has been replaced by business as usual. As you’ve settled into your daily work and school routines, I’ve been settling into my position at The Wanderer.  My name is Anya Zoledziowski, and I am the new editor of the Politics section. Surprise, surprise, I am currently a political science student at the University of Alberta. Although you don’t need to study political science … Continue reading Welcome to the Politics Section, 2016 | By Anya Zoledziowski

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2016 Resolutions for the City of Edmonton | The Wanderer Online

It’s the time of year for one of our annual traditions at The Wanderer – resolutions for the City of Edmonton!  A few of our outstanding leaders in Edmonton have kindly shared their hopes, goals, and wishes for our vibrant city in the upcoming year.  Happy New Year, Edmonton – best wishes for a happy, healthy, and memorable 2016. My resolution for the City of … Continue reading 2016 Resolutions for the City of Edmonton | The Wanderer Online

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A Tale of Two Cities: 10th Annual Hurtig Lecture | By Keaton Peterson

Mayors Don Iveson and Calgary’s Naheed Nenshi joined forces to educate — and at times entertain — a sold-out audience at the 10th annual Hurtig Lecture held at the University of Alberta last week. Titled “Cities and the Future of Canada,” the mayors stressed the importance of exporting the best Canada — the Canada to which we all aspire — to the rest of the world. Although the mayors frequently supported … Continue reading A Tale of Two Cities: 10th Annual Hurtig Lecture | By Keaton Peterson

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Electoral Voices: Ashima Sumaru-Jurf and the Centre for Race and Culture | By Kate McInnes

Electoral Voices is a series that gives people and organizations around Edmonton a chance to voice their views and concerns regarding the candidates, parties, and platforms vying for power in the upcoming federal election. In a country with the highest ethnic diversity rank in the world, inclusion just isn’t enough. It is obvious that issues regarding immigration and the state of multiculturalism in Canada have … Continue reading Electoral Voices: Ashima Sumaru-Jurf and the Centre for Race and Culture | By Kate McInnes

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Electoral Voices: Michael Janz and the Edmonton Public School Board | By Kate McInnes

Electoral Voices is a series that gives people and organizations around Edmonton a chance to voice their views and concerns regarding the candidates, parties, and platforms vying for power in the upcoming federal election. Gabriel Lippmann once said, “Life is short and progress is slow,” but for Edmonton Public School Board Chair Michael Janz, the shift from a 44-year Progressive Conservative (PC) reign to a … Continue reading Electoral Voices: Michael Janz and the Edmonton Public School Board | By Kate McInnes

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Welcome to Politics at The Wanderer | By Kate McInnes

Welcome to Politics at The Wanderer. Politics goes beyond door-knocking and political campaigns. It is multi-faceted in how it sits at the intersection of all societal threads, including justice, sociology, science, and ethics. Politics is as small as the interactions we have with each other and as large as the interactions we have with the state. Writing for The Wanderer Politics will provide you with an opportunity … Continue reading Welcome to Politics at The Wanderer | By Kate McInnes

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Where Do You Wander? | By Nikita-Kiran Singh

Welcome back to The Wanderer! I am incredibly excited to announce that we are launching the 2015/16 publishing year.  After a summer of behind-the-scenes preparation, exciting exchanges of ideas, and working together as a new team, The Wanderer is ready for another year of thought-provoking and emotion-eliciting articles, visuals and projects.  This is our collective goal at The Wanderer – to make you, our readers, … Continue reading Where Do You Wander? | By Nikita-Kiran Singh

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Alberta’s Election Formula by Bruce Cinnamon

“Politicians and diapers must be changed often,” said Mark Twain, “and for the same reason.” No matter what you think of Alberta’s political parties, it’s clear that our province has seldom followed Twain’s pithy advice. Before May 5, Albertans had only changed their government three times in 110 years. To put that another way, we have now had 29 general elections, and only 4 of … Continue reading Alberta’s Election Formula by Bruce Cinnamon