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Why the Trudeau government must restore the Navigable Waters Protection Act | Dec 9 2016 | Emma Lui | In order to protect water, we need governments to see the importance of water to communities and local economies.
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Survey on electoral reform asks misleading questions | Dec 8 2016 | J. Baglow | The new online survey is biased against proportional representation.
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Holding a referendum on electoral reform will cause more problems than it solves | Dec 8 2016 | Gerry Caplan | If consistency, logic and adherence to principle mean anything, argues Gerry Caplan (pretty dubious, these days), if we need one referendum then we must need several.
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Like it or not, Brads from Saskatchewan just can't control their Bradsplaining | Dec 8 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | If Brad Trost continues his mission to the Albertans, or if any more Brads from Saskatchewan join the chorus, this will require a new coinage: Bradspreading.
feminism
Dec 6 2016
"Notes from a Feminist Killjoy" is an answer to what is needed now -- a self-consciously contingent rejoinder to the question of "who needs feminism?"
Poverty
Oct 27 2016
In "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" sociologist Matthew Desmond offers a critical examination of urban poverty and homelessness told through the stories of eight families.
Indigenous
Sep 15 2016
New collection "In This Together: Fifteen Stories of Truth and Reconciliation" describes what reconciliation can mean to the individual. But are words enough? Our reviewer says it's time for action.

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Current rabble poll

What caricature of democracy did you get in the Liberals' MyDemocracy.ca survey?

Ho boy, just when you thought the giant tire fire of electoral reform currently burning in Ottawa was about to simmer down, the Liberals went and poured kerosene all over it.

MyDemocracy.ca, Minister Maryam Monsef's attempt to solve the gridlock (that she created) in Parliament over the way Canada decides elections, is, to put it bluntly, a train wreck. A hilarious, flaming, garbage-hauling train wreck.

rabble's Parliamentary Correspondent Karl Nerenberg, in his characteristic grace and tact, called the pop quiz "simplistic and manipulative." The less measured among us might have called it "Liberals drowning democracy in a shallow, mercury-fed tailings pond."

That said, we here at rabble.ca are always interested first and foremost in science, data and facts. So we want to poll our readers to find out which category of democratic denizen they fall into. So, after you completed this embarrassment, which views did the Liberals say you most align with?

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