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Covering Trump and the 2020 U.S. Election (Part 1)

With all eyes on the presidential election in the United States, we have put together a series of blog posts on important aspects of the campaign. First in our three-part presidential election primer is an examination of the challenges facing journalists covering an extraordinary politician like President Donald Trump by Bruce Gillespie. Bruce is the chair of Wilfrid Laurier’s Digital Media and Journalism program and an accomplished journalist and author.

Covering Trump and the 2020 U.S. Election (Part 1)

In the News: Loren King to swim across Lake Ontario

Loren King sees a few new wrinkles in his bathing trunks.

"In a few days, I'm going to be 48," said the Wilfrid Laurier University associate professor of political science, pondering his looming attempt to cross Lake Ontario in the first days of August.

"I'm an old guy for this swimming business."...

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The Trudeaus: Like father not like son

If you want to see the difference between Justin Trudeau and his late father, look no further than the son’s performance in Waterloo on Friday.

Justin was touring the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (a “must” stop for any 21st century political leader who wants to be taken seriously), when a reporter asked him a foreign affairs question with a bit of a smart-ass preamble: “I was going to ask you to explain quantum computing, but …”

Federal politics is getting interesting

It is peacetime in the nation’s capital. The new Liberal government is getting settled, secure in the knowledge that its majority – coupled with disarray in the opposition parties – means it can do pretty much whatever it likes for the next few years.

Peacetime, however, is not the same as quiet time. We are in for an active time in federal politics. Everyone will be struggling.