Politics

Community Wealth and the Post-COVID Economy

If we play our cards right we might not only recover from this pandemic, but come back stronger than we were before.

Rodman Hall: a survey and warning

The City of St. Catharines assembled a Rodman Hall Task Force this past year: an online survey about RHAC can be filled out, until this Monday, April 13, 2020. I offer some reasons why this is important, that are both current and looking back over the past few years.

Is It Time For Canada 2.0?

Shit or get off the pump.

History Repeating: We Were Taught Differently at the Welland Museum

The current exhibition at the Welland Historical Museum is both necessary in speaking to an ignored chapter of Canadian history, but also to inform a more considered debate about where ‘we’ are now.

Welland’s Past and Present shows the city’s changing faces

Sandy Fairbairn’s solo exhibition Welland: Times Present Times Past, curated by Bart Gazzola, is a personal, but also very public, history of Welland. James Takeo offers a response.

Imagined Urban Gardens

Imagined Urban Gardens is an exhibition of works by Brock Students that offers both positive, and more edged, responses, ‘dreaming of green spaces and pleasantly warm cities.’

Will the Senate Break Democracy?

Since Trump’s election in 2016, both citizens and scholars of liberal democracy have beat their hands bloody in an attempt to understand just how such a man could find himself the President of the United States.

The Brexit Files

It’s looking like 2020 is going to be a knock-down drag-out in UK politics.

Can Men Sit on a Women’s Committee?

The starting point for dialogue is mutual respect: something which has long been lacking from Niagara regional council.

In conversation: Jon Shaw and Transfigurement

Jon Shaw’s exhibition of new work at NAC documents the devolution of the former General Hospital on Queenston Street in St. Catharines, in both an artistically and socially engaging manner.