Yes, it is possible to reduce the costs of policing. That was the takeaway from a conversation I had today with Christian Leuprecht, a political science professor at Royal Military College and a senior fellow at the MacDonald-Laurier Institute.
He’s studied the cost of policing in Canada and offered up some ideas for how to get spending under control. It’s especially relevant to the ongoing conversations right now in Winnipeg about our own police budget.
The momentum is rolling towards a Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton US presidential campaign. Both took major steps toward winning their respective party nominations last night with more primary victories.
I spoke with David Redlawsk, director of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University and co-author of The Positive Case for Negative Campaigning about the way the election down south is shaping up.
Getting a book published is often a drawn out, anxiety filled process. Winnipeg author Gerald Brandt just accomplished that feat but it wasn’t easy. You can hear about the struggle and how he finally got his book The Courier into print.