Stewart Prest is a lecturer in political science at Simon Fraser University. He teaches and researches a range of subjects, including democratic institutions and Canadian politics.
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Attacking opponents as socialists and dictators weakens the fabric of our democracy
Such labels can serve to heighten political polarization, encouraging voters to see political opponents not just as mistaken but illegitimate, writes Stewart Prest.
Despite what we witnessed in Charlottesville, norms are still at work in U.S. society
White supremacists tried to move their practices further into the mainstream. Instead, it elicited a broad coalition in opposition.
The B.C. Liberals should offer up one of their own for the job of Speaker
If a Liberal stood for Speaker, the party would gain a measure of leverage over the government with the ever-present threat of withdrawal. Solve the NDP's problem in the present, and gain the ability to create a new headache for them down the road.