Are you struggling to understand recent political events south of our border? You're not alone. To help you make sense of it all, your WCHS Library has compiled a list of resources to help. Please note - the goal here is not to tell you what to think about the Trump presidency, but rather to help you with how to think about the Trump presidency.
Understanding the American System of Government
Canada and the USA are both democracies, but there are some important differences in how our respective nations govern themselves. If you need help understanding those differences and how they come into play, check out this helpful guide from the Parliament of Canada
What is an executive order? The CBC has a good overview of what executive orders are and how Trump is using them. This short video is also helpful.
Trying to anticipate what might come next? Pro/Con.org has a summary of where Trump stands on the issues.
Fake News! Alternative Facts! It can be hard to sort out truth from fiction. Check out the Snopes.com Donald Trump Archive as a starting point.
How Should Canada Respond to Trump?
Here's what some political correspondents are saying:
John Ibbitson: Trudeau must balance protecting Canada’s values and its jobs
Thomas Walkom: What Justin Trudeau could do to counter Donald Trump
Chantal Hébert: Trudeau has stumbled badly on Trump's travel ban
John Ivison: Trudeau’s heart was in the right place, but travel ban tweets may tweak Trump’s warped ego
What Can You Do?
You may be shocked and dismayed at what's happening south of the border. Here are some suggestions on how you can take action.
Have you found other helpful resources? Let us know so we can link them in!