This week worldwide news headlines buzzed with the announcement of the new Pope. Most were surprised by the choice; the Argentinian cardinal hadn’t even been in the running according to most, and he wasn’t the fresh new face that many seemed to be expecting. Reaction in Canada was mixed. Most Canadians welcomed Pope Francis as someone who would bring greater focus to the developing world, however others were disappointed that Marc Ouellet didn’t make the cut. This wasn’t the only disappointment suffered by Canadians this week, federal Liberal party members lost their second favourite candidate for leadership on Wednesday. It seems that Garneau didn’t like his chances and felt it better to simply drop out and throw his support behind Trudeau.
Skeptical of the Liberal party membership numbers? More on membership and Canadian politics in Always Eat Before Going to a Bad Party by Nadir Khan. Canada has to deal with the RCMP issue in Northern Vancouver – The Failure of Justice – RCMP and Aboriginal Women ,a heart-wrenching piece by Emile Bouffard. Federal politics doesn’t have the monopoly on controversy – check out this interview Exclusive Interview with Ameya Pendse, concerning candidate for SSMU Presidency Chris Bangs by Matthew Cressatti for your fill of McGill campus politics.
Could mutual medical need be used as a move towards bridging the chasm between North and South Korea? Check out ‘Vaccine diplomacy’: A Prescription for North and South Korea by Asmae Toumi. What do the recent elections in Kenya mean for the future of its citizens – Fear and loathing in Kenya: elections, war crimes and cheap nostalgia by Henry Fieglar.
That’s all for now readers,
see you next week!
(Photo credit: Michael Ignatieff, Creative Commons, Flickr)