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Time for change

Gary Shaul has been a political "activist" since the 1970s. He has been involved in a wide range of issues inside and outside of his union focused on labour, human rights, First Nations, the environment and proportional voting. Gary leads an annual Jane's Walk in Toronto called "The Steps of Old Lake Iroquois." He is a member of Fair Vote Canada's National Council.

Blog - Time for change November 19
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Gary Shaul | As the deadline approaches for the House of Commons electoral reform committee to make its report(s), the pressure grows on Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party to tell Canadians where they stand.
Blog - Time for change January 23
Gary Shaul | Democrats must help define the problems we are trying to solve with proportional representation by highlighting equal, effective votes at the centre of our analysis and solution.
Blog - Time for change June 23
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Gary Shaul | The massacre in Charleston, S.C., is a telling case study on the framing of racism, gender and terrorism in the U.S. which has spilled over into Canada.
Blog - Time for change June 17
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Gary Shaul | Toronto's right-wing politicians and pundits are calling for a "strong mayor system" as the antidote for City Hall dysfunctionality. Progressives need to enter the debate.
Blog - Time for change April 20
Gary Shaul | George Lakoff spoke in Toronto on April 18. His talk shone light on how progressives can step up our game.
Blog - Time for change April 8
Gary Shaul | How some Toronto progressives are legitimizing Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party's preferred electoral reform.
Blog - Time for change March 1
Gary Shaul | The Catch 22 Campaign was one of several strategic voting initiatives in the 2011 federal election. C22 will not be doing a repeat in 2015.
Blog - Time for change February 15
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Gary Shaul | The alleged Halifax "Valentine's Day Massacre" demonstrates the Harper Cons' double standard when it comes to keeping us safe.
Blog - Time for change August 25
Gary Shaul | Social movements need proportional representation in order to advance their agendas.
Blog - Time for change August 17
Gary Shaul | Call-out to the Peoples' Social Forum: We need game-changers. Proportional representation is one of them.
Blog - Time for change November 7
Gary Shaul | When will the establishment and its newspapers finally allow the citizenry to protect itself from political scoundrels by the normal democratic method – the casting of equal effective votes?
Blog - Time for change March 27
Gary Shaul | Tom Mulcair as new NDP leader provides new opportunities to strengthen the NDP and its relations with social movements. The stakes are too high to substitute sound bites and slogans for analysis.
Blog - Time for change March 23
Gary Shaul | Nash is the best candidate to move the NDP forward in these challenging times. Cullen remains my second choice.
Blog - Time for change March 17
Gary Shaul | Voters in many ridings across the country received fraudulent phone calls misdirecting them to phony polling stations. How did they know who to call?
Blog - Time for change March 3
John Deverell | If Canada is ever to become a representative democracy, the NDP and the Liberal Party will have to co-operate to make it happen. The next federal election offers a unique opening.
Blog - Time for change February 14
Gary Shaul | Nathan Cullen is proposing cross-party co-operation as a strategy to defeat Harper in 2015 and shift Canada to a democratic voting system. Can it work? Stuart Parker does some research on the matter.
Blog - Time for change September 6
Gary Shaul | Jack was a staunch ally of many causes over the years. This post is about Jack's role in some of the (non-electoral) campaigns that I've worked on.
Blog - Time for change March 29
Gary Shaul | The opposition parties might say they want to defeat Harper, but vote splitting is the problem, not the solution.
Blog - Time for change March 25
Gary Shaul | Voters can help defeat the Harper government by overcoming vote splitting. How? By targeting ridings with vulnerable Conservatives.
Blog - Time for change March 8
Gary Shaul | The 'in and out' scandal which could see some top Conservatives facing a jail sentence, sheds some light on first past the post elections and politics.
Blog - Time for change March 5
Gary Shaul | A satirical look at the HarperCons' latest edict to replace "Government of Canada" with "Harper government."
Blog - Time for change February 16
Gary Shaul | Harper's latest partisan appointment to the CRTC is a clear sign of their intention to politicize the Commission. Truth in broadcasting is at risk.
Blog - Time for change January 31
Gary Shaul | Johannes Wheeldon provides a useful list of reforms and changes that will not only improve youth participation in elections, but reinvigorate Canada's ailing democracy.
Blog - Time for change December 6
Gary Shaul | An excellent piece by former producer Howard Bernstein about hard-hitting journalism in India.
Blog - Time for change December 4
Gary Shaul, Mitch Harrison | Parliament has become a war zone. Parliament Hill might soon look like this.
Blog - Time for change November 14
Gary Shaul | Elizabeth May and Fair Vote Canada are granted intervenor status in the ongoing court challenge to winner take all electoral system in Quebec.
Blog - Time for change October 21
Gary Shaul | Ford and Smitherman keep getting off the hook by most of the media who don't even seem aware of the issues themselves.
Blog - Time for change October 18
John Deverell | John Deverell proposes a temporary coalition to fast track electoral reform on the federal level.
Blog - Time for change October 8
Gary Shaul | Pantalone gets big boost at Toronto Labour meeting...
Blog - Time for change September 27
Gary Shaul | A look at the gun registry debate is through a "democracy lens."

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