democracy

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Sep 13, 2019
Image: Tayrona Estereo/WACC

Stand up for press freedom worldwide

Philip Lee
Democracy fails when heads of state, populist politicians and unregulated corporate interests are allowed to ride roughshod over freedom of the press.
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Aug 14, 2019
Opening ceremony, Canada Day Toronto Blue Jays game. Image: Ken Whytock/Flickr

Should Canadian voters be concerned about populism?

Deborah Mebude
At its worst, populism exploits weaknesses in democracy, playing off tensions within society. At its best, it could produce increased democratic inclusion and provide a platform for everyday people.
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Aug 13, 2019
Elections Canada polling station 2015. Photo: ishmael n. daro/Flickr

Why I don't support strategic voting

Judy Rebick
Last election, support for strategic voting may have won the Liberals their majority. This time we shouldn't do it. We need the NDP and Greens to have more weight in Parliament.
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Jul 12, 2018
Image: Modified from original larger comic by Harry Grant/Public domain license

The power of concentrated wealth vs. working people

Nima Maleki
There's a particular logic of authorized power at play within most societies the world over. Wage, work and union activity are impacted by it, as shown in recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions.
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Apr 23, 2018
Electoral reform rally in Guelph, 2017. Image: Ryan Hodnett/Flickr

Trudeau's broken promises

Brent Patterson
Justin Trudeau's government has broken its promises on democracy, the environment, trade, water, and health. The Council of Canadians is mobilizing for the 2019 federal election.

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