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Drew Brown

Drew Brown


Drew Brown is a 2nd year PhD student in Political Science at the University of Alberta. Outside the academy, his accomplishments include making it to the 'Controversies' section of the Newfoundland and Labrador 2011 General Election Wikipedia page and getting ironically retweeted by SUN News' Ezra Levant at least thrice. He was the political columnist with The Scope, a monthly arts and entertainment magazine in St. John's, from 2012 until it folded. In his free time, he enjoys humorous anecdotes and playing cribbage with friends.

Published Articles

  • I can see Cleary now the sane is gone

    Ryan Cleary’s problem isn’t that he has no political principles. It’s that he’s principled to the point of pathology.

    Published on November 4, 2015
  • After Alberta

    The NDP victory in last week’s Alberta election shook that province and the country. But what does it mean for the federal NDP and the NL NDP here as we approach federal and provincial elections in the fall?

    Published on May 13, 2015
  • God guard thee, Newfoundland

    What the rushed passage of controversial Bill 42 reveals about our leading political parties, their understanding of legislative reform and their propensity for anti-democratic decision-making

    Published on January 26, 2015
  • Orange you glad change comes better late than never?

    It’s been deferred for months but a straggling NDP finally gets a chance for renewal. But will it be enough?

    Published on January 11, 2015
  • Irresponsible Government

    Premier Paul Davis’ recent appointment of Judy Manning as Minister of Public Safety has sparked a healthy public discussion about parliamentary procedure and the mechanics of our democracy. It has also demonstrated just how little either of those things are actually understood.

    Published on October 9, 2014
  • Cleanup in Aisle 12

    Frank Coleman’s sudden departure is a hot mess for the Tories

    Published on June 19, 2014
  • Who’s afraid of Virgina Waters?

    It may have been a close race, but the Virgina Waters by-election win is momentous for the provincial Liberals

    Published on April 11, 2014
  • She’s gone b’ys, she’s gone

    #DarkNL did Kathy Dunderdale in, but the lights are still out in the House of Assembly

    Published on January 22, 2014


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