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Stories by Erica Ifill

Election direction: front-runners are shying away from bold ideas, harsh realities

Opinion|By Amy Kishek, Erica Ifill
From the so-called front-runners, there is no grand design, there are no bold ideas, there are no breakout candidates. What’s so important about this election is what we’re not talking about.
Opinion|By Amy Kishek, Erica Ifill
Without sharp, critical coverage of the leaders and their campaigns—including having real access to them—Canadians don’t have a shot of being properly informed, or being motivated to vote at all.
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
The implementation of Bill 21 is a lawful attempt to create a permanent minority underclass whose disenfranchisement begins economically, but will continue into the political realm.
Opinion|By Amy Kishek, Erica Ifill
We need to envision and support a new way of doing electoral politics, and we need to give space and support for leaders from Black, Indigenous, and racialized communities to lead us there.
Opinion|By Amy Kishek, Erica Ifill
Hollow catchphrases and platitudes are not enough. Anti-racism efforts are a substantive issue that merit the same rigorous and nuanced debate and diligence as any other crisis facing our country.
Opinion|By Amy Kishek, Erica Ifill
If the Greens are truly looking to make inroads, they should not be soliciting tired advice from politicos of yesteryear.
Opinion|By Amy Kishek, Erica Ifill
This election is already acrimonious, but what confidence can we have in news if the media can’t exercise enough digital judgement to decipher the wheat from the chaff?
Opinion|By Amy Kishek, Erica Ifill
Stolen land and stolen sisters are not part of Canada’s past, or a shameful history we can simply apologize for. It’s happening now.
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No matter how successful a Black person may be, gatekeepers are always there to remind them that race plays a role in society, whether you are on your way to earning your PhD or your place in Parliament.
Come October, Andrew Scheer will be asking Canadians for their vote and but trust that he can keep Indigenous people, Canadians of colour, LGBTQ2S Canadians, and religious minorities safe from members of his own party.
Opinion|By Amy Kishek, Erica Ifill
When women tend to be the first in and the first out, why would any woman of substance, conviction, and integrity run for office, let alone leadership?
Opinion|By Amy Kishek, Erica Ifill
Social media has become a key way to connect with voters, with Instagram in particular as the main platform to engage with younger people whose votes may be up for grabs.
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
Maxime Bernier is deploying the tactics of toxic masculinity to publicly harass his former female caucus-mate.
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
The Greens’ platform, which has all the bells and whistles of progressive policies, nearly erases marginalized communities with an approach to social justice focused only on poverty and housing.
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
Without data, we might as well close our eyes, cross our fingers, and throw darts at the wall, hoping we hit the bullseye.

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