Christopher Majka

Christopher Majka studied oceanography, biology, mathematics, philosophy, and Russian studies at Mount Alison and Dalhousie Universities and the Pushkin Institute in Moscow, and was a guest researcher at the Edward Gray Institute at Oxford University. He has written articles for many national and international publications. His scientific work includes over 150 scientific papers and contributions to five books. He is a review editor for four international publications, a research associate of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-NS, a recipient of the Tom Brydges Award from the Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network, and was included as one of Canadian Geographic's Environmental Scientists of the Year in 2010. Majka is a member of the Project Democracy team.

Christopher Majka
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May 12, 2013
Cover: La Bataille de Londres

Coup d'états, cul-de-sacs, and la Cour suprême du Canada

Christopher Majka
Frédéric Bastien's La bataille de Londres claims the patriation of the Constitution was a coup d'état. Is this so? Must we endlessly replay the partisan battles that have disfigured Canadian politics?
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May 9, 2013
Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Harper Economics: The worst of all possible worlds

Christopher Majka
Harper Economics take the worst elements of public and private sectors, wedding them in an approach that serves neither and is destined to undermine economic, social. and environmental values.
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Apr 24, 2013

Canadian politics in the death zone

Christopher Majka
Unless and until Canadians demand a more of their politicians we will continue to be mired in insanity, doing the same thing over and over while despondently awaiting a different outcome.
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Mar 4, 2013
Joyce Murray at the 4th Liberal leadership debate

Joyce Murray: In her own words

Christopher Majka
Joyce Murray has taken flak for proposals on political co-operation and electoral reform. "Fantasy" said Marc Garneau while Trudeau claimed proportional representation would increase partisanship.
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Feb 14, 2013
The Canadian Wheat Board's "Still on the Fence?" ad campaign.

Board of Sex: Pining for pin-ups at the CWB

Christopher Majka
How is it possible that in 2013 a Canadian Wheat Board advertising campaign is promulgating an antediluvian, stereotypical, sexist view of women? It's time to dispel such clichés forever.
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Jan 15, 2013
Idle No More rally in Halifax's Grand Parade

No less than Idle No More

Christopher Majka
There are seldom moments of sheer magic in the world but one certainly took place on January 11, 2012 in the Grand Parade in Halifax. Kisu'lk looked down on Idle No More and beheld a great thing.
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Dec 19, 2012
Handgun deaths

The death of innocents: Murder and guns in the USA

Christopher Majka
With almost 9 guns for every 10 people, USA gun ownership is off the rational scale. Handgun homicides are off the charts. Is there a connection? Will it ever change or will the carnage continue?
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Dec 11, 2012
Aquaculture Moratorium rally

Down our throats: Fed-up with salmon feedlots

Christopher Majka
Salmon aquaculture, once a miracle, is increasingly a morass, generating pollution, parasitism, disease, and genetic pollution. Are there solutions? Yes. The political will to implement them? Maybe.
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Nov 29, 2012

Foreign aid and natural resources: Allies or enemies?

Christopher Majka
Foreign aid could be a vehicle for Canada to establish its progressive bona fides. Instead what it establishes is our miserly commitment to poverty alleviation and the development of good governance.

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