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Peter Graefe

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, McMaster University

My research focusses on the social and economic development policies in Quebec and Ontario, and intergovernmental relations in Canadian social policy.

Doug Ford's challenge: Keeping the 'ordered' voter

Jun 08, 2018 05:30 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Elections are defined by swing voters being wooed by the parties: Soccer moms, hockey dads or even Joe the Plumber. The Conservative majority in the Ontario provincial election was about capturing the ordered...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries jump on deeper fears of trade war retaliation by China, EU

The U.S. 10-year Treasuries jumped during European trading hours Monday, tracking fears of an ongoing trade war, spiked by the imposition of trade tariffs by President Donald Trump over China, EU and other trading partners...

German bunds gain after Ifo business climate index disappoints market participants; eyes on May retail sales

The German bunds gained during European session Monday after the countrys Ifo business climate index disappointed market participants, coming in lower than market expectations. Investors will now be eyeing the retail sales...

Bank Indonesia likely to maintain cautious tone at its monetary policy meeting, says DBS Group Research

Bank Indonesia is expected to maintain a cautious tone at its monetary policy meeting, scheduled to be held later this week, after raising the policy rate by a cumulative 50 basis points in May, according to the latest...

Singapore May industrial production likely to expand 9.0 pct y/y; inflation seen higher from H2 2018 onwards: DBS Bank

Singapores consumer price-related inflation and industrial production data are on tap this week. The price barometer meter is expected to remain sluggish. Expectation is for the reading to inch up a tad to just 0.2 percent...

Singapore May industrial production likely to expand 9.0 pct y/y; inflation seen higher from H2 2018 onwards: DBS Bank

Singapores consumer price-related inflation and industrial production data are on tap this week. The price barometer meter is expected to remain sluggish. Expectation is for the reading to inch up a tad to just 0.2 percent...

Politics

Venezuelans are boycotting their presidential election

Venezuelas May 20 presidential election may be an election in name only. Nicolás Maduro is widely expected to be reelected as Venezuelas president despite his 20 percent approval rating and profound mismanagement...

Ramaphosa's new dawn: much better, but not nearly enough

Cyril Ramaphosas rise to power has been greeted enthusiastically by most South Africans. Their hope is that the new president represents a leadership cohort within the governing African National Congress (ANC) thats...

Profile: Avigdor Lieberman, Israel's hardline defence minister

One of the most divisive figures in Israeli politics, Avigdor Lieberman, has been his countrys defence minister since May 2016. Despite his publicly acrimonious relationship with the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu,...

The first terrorist act in Indonesian prison: the triggers and how to prevent them

Indonesia witnessed another terrorist act last week. But, this time, it occurred in a maximum-security detention centre located at the polices Mobile Brigade headquarters in Depok, West Java. More than 150 terrorist...

South Africa's print media is failing to empower citizens on corruption

The mainstream media can play an important role in fighting corruption. Investigative journalists in South Africa, for instance, helped to expose how the politically connected Gupta family captured elements of the...

Science

Bacteria Could Be the Key To Breathing on Mars, Study Says

The atmosphere on Mars is so thin that humans wont be able to breathe on the red planet unless they are wearing space suits. With plans to colonize it, wearing the bulky apparel would pose a considerable level of...

Magnets Could Be the Key to Better Wine, Study Finds

Humans have been making wine since pre-historic times, with the discovery of alcoholic beverages made from honey dating thousands of year back. Throughout the millennia, new methods for wine-making have cropped up. This...

Antipsychotic Drugs Increases Risks Of Obesity and Diabetes In Children, Study Says

Update: The article previously mentioned that antipsychotic drugs were used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study does not mention this fact and we apologize for the inaccurate statement....

Scientists Just Found A Black Hole That Is Eating Everything In Its Path

Black holes are some of the most terrifying subjects in the realm of science. Not only do they offer a glimpse into the raw power that is present in the universe, they also invoke undefinable terror in those who imagine...

Salt Could Prevent Hearing Loss After An Explosion

In movies, whenever a bomb goes off or an explosion occurs, there is that iconic moment where sounds are muffled and there is a high-pitched ring that pervades the whole scene. While films can go over-the-top with regards...

Technology

Expert Advises Investors to Store 90 Percent of Their Cryptocurrencies in Cold Storage

Hacking incidents in the crypto industry are striking fear into the hearts of investors and regulators alike. The recent hacking incidents that targeted South Korean crypto exchanges Bithumb and Coinrail, where the thieves...

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Is an Affordable Snapdragon 660-Equipped Tablet That Supports Both WiFi and LTE Connectivity

Xiaomi is on a roll as it launches another new product on Sunday the Mi Pad 4 tablet. It boasts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset and an affordable variant that supports both WiFi and LTE connectivity. In this digital...

‘Pokémon GO’ Devs Bring Solrock and Lunatone to Opposite Regions

Pokémon GO trainers can now catch Solrock and Lunatone in regions opposite to where they were originally located. The rotation of Solrocks and Lunatones locations is worth noting since it took quite a much longer...

'Coopetition' the Biggest Obstacle to Blockchain Growth, Consulting Firm Says

Even though some markets have been quick to adopt blockchain technology to improve their systems, the innovation itself has a few restrictions that are hindering its growth. Consulting firm McKinsey highlighted in its...

Blockchain Investors Are More Interested in Profit Than the Technology, Expert Observes

Blockchain investors today are more concerned about turning up a profit rather than focusing their attention on the technology itself. This is the observation of Joyce Kim, co-founder of the $3.5 billion blockchain network...
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