Fair Elections Act: Cue Mayrand

Thud. Marc Mayrand’s translation earpiece slipped off his ear and fell to the table as he was holding up a voter information card. Midway through explaining why we should keep them, the Chief Electoral Officer of Elections Canada, briefly paused…

Rio’s Men in Black

“Loyalty, fearlessness, integrity!” chant the men of Rio de Janeiro’s Elite Squad in their dub step-laden promotional YouTube video. The Special Operations Battalion (BOPE in Portuguese) has been at the frontline of Rio de Janeiro’s struggle to clean up the…

Weekly Roundup: February 28

February is over, but the McGill International Review is still running strong. A fascinating interview with Oscar-nominated director Sara Ishaq, on the making of her film “Karama Has No Walls,” life, and revolution in Yemen. Is China ready for its…

Reflecting on the Chinese “Jasmine Revolution”

Roughly three years ago today, the Tunisian Revolution, which sparked the Arab Spring, successfully inspired “a handful” of Chinese to call for a revolution of their own. Unsurprisingly, the pro-democracy demonstrations for a “Jasmine Revolution” were quickly put down by the state.…

Weekly Roundup: February 21

As snow melts in Montreal and Canada cleans up at Sochi, the McGill International Review keeps on keeping on. Since the end of the Cold War, Vietnam has abandoned a strict communist system for liberalizing economic reforms. Yet, the Party…