Perspectives in Health

Understanding the Ongoing Dispute Between the Ontario Medical Association and Ministry of Health   On September 5, 2017, the Ontario Medical Association (“OMA”) and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term-Care (“MOHLTC”) entered a mediation and binding arbitration process to negotiate a new Physician Services Agreement (“PSA”). The OMA is a professional association that represents …

The Trudeau Enigma

“The Independent divided Canadian Prime ministers into two broad categories: ‘the first comprises those whom the rest of the world has largely forgotten, if ever knew about them; the second comprises Pierre Trudeau,’” is the opening line of Max and Monique Nemni’s Young Trudeau: 1919-1944. There is a considerable degree of truth to this statement. …

Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy Failure?

Placing drones in historical context This article responds to arguments presented by Professor Steven Coll in multiple articles for The New Yorker.     Barack Obama followed a “small footprint” foreign policy doctrine. The US became increasingly reliant on the use of unmanned, aerial drones to maintain security and project military power. In “The Unblinking …

Historicizing Barack Obama

The Iran Nuclear Deal: Barack Obama and Dwight D. Eisenhower   In 2015, the P5+1 powers (the UN Security Council and Germany) negotiated a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to limit Iran’s nuclear weapons-making capabilities. American President Barack Obama considered the JCPOA one of the major triumphs of his administration. Opponents of the agreement argued that it established a dangerous diplomatic and historical precedent and/or that the JCPOA …