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Oct 20, 2016

Can Trudeau get away with killing electoral reform?

Karl Nerenberg
While the PM has not said he is ditching his electoral reform promise, he has taken a big step back from it. But is the voting system a matter about which the public is blissfully indifferent?
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Jun 10, 2016
Image: PMO by Adam Scotti

We've gone back to the age of political dynasties

Karl Nerenberg
Hillary Clinton is the first woman to, most likely, become a major party's nominee for president. She's also the spouse of a former president; just as our PM is the son of a revered PM. Dynasty time?
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May 31, 2016
Photo: flickr/Jason Howie

A lesson in social media hate and rage

Karl Nerenberg
The vicious social media attacks against Ruth-Ellen Brosseau shocked parliamentarians from all parties. Some readers may not have seen them, and so, as a public service, here is a sample.
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May 30, 2016
Image: pm.gc.ca/Adam Scotti

The House is back and will vote on assisted dying

Karl Nerenberg
MPs had hoped to have a chance to represent their constituents' deeply felt concerns on assisted dying. The government is in a hurry, though, because June 6 is only a week away.
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May 10, 2016

Trudeau puts electoral reform process in motion

Karl Nerenberg
On Tuesday night the government said it is setting up an all-party committee to recommend a new electoral system. The skeptics were proven wrong. Trudeau is keeping this promise.
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May 6, 2016
Photo: Facebook/Jessica Saulnier- Breen

Could there be a new vision for a rebuilt Fort McMurray?

Karl Nerenberg
Like most northern Canadian resource towns Fort McMurray was built on the suburban sprawl model. There was no coherent urban plan to foster community, and inadequate transport in and out of town.

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