Why a House divided may be a good thing for the country, according to a U of A legal expert.

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2019

If the polls are right, at least five political parties will elect representatives on Oct. 21 to the House of Commons with no party commanding a majority of seats—meaning Canada appears poised to return to a minority government. Talk of coalitions, parliamentary alliances and the powers of the governor-general has returned. That is a good thing.

When minority governments returned to the federal scene after the 2004 election, there was general confusion and unfamiliarity about the constitutional traditions and rules of minority government. Although the experiences of the successive Paul Martin and Stephen Harper minority governments have better prepared us this time, social media misinformation and lingering uncertainty may present challenges if the election result is unclear, especially since Twitter—both the earnestly real and the ...

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October
2019
| 14:00 America/Tegucigalpa

Why you should vote even if you don’t want to

Voting is a right and an obligation of citizenship—even for undecided and disenchanted voters, say U of A experts.

As Canada’s federal election looms, the electorate has plenty of reason to feel undecided or
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October
2019
| 13:55 America/Tegucigalpa

Ending poverty will take greater focus on people living with it, U of A researcher finds

Well-intentioned efforts may fail because they aren’t based on meaningful engagement with the people they affect most, study shows.

Poverty-focused groups including government agencies trying to help people living in poverty need
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October
2019
| 21:03 America/Tegucigalpa

Teen pregnancy research earns U of A sociologist prestigious Killam award

Lisa Strohschein among 29 professors, post-doctoral researchers and grad students receiving Killam awards announced today.

While the rate of teen pregnancies in Canada is on the decline, some studies suggest teen mothers
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October
2019
| 17:52 America/Tegucigalpa

Exercise may reduce risk of cancer recurrence and improve survival rates

Updated guidelines for physicians include evidence-based exercise “prescriptions” for patients with different types of cancer.

Exercise might lower the risk of cancer recurrence and improve survival rates, according to the