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Yukon Greens got some good ideas | Oct 26 2016 | Lewis Rifkind | The Yukon Green Party is running five candidates, although it is highly unlikely any of them will get elected. Pity, because they have some good ideas.
Photo via Lindell Smith campaign website
Halifax councillor Lindell Smith is more than a symbol | Oct 26 2016 | Stephen Kimber | First, of course, there is the symbolism. Lindell Smith is Halifax's first Black city councillor since 2000. But not just.
I'm Voting For The Peel - door hanger
Yukon political debates and other vicious sports | Oct 20 2016 | Lewis Rifkind | The Yukon 2016 territorial election is well underway. Voting day is Nov. 7, but first there is an almost endless series of debates, forums and discussions.
Photo: Jimmy Emerson, DVM/flickr
Halifax has a new city council. Now what? | Oct 19 2016 | Stephen Kimber | With this year's municipal elections history, the question becomes: what should our new-old council do first?
Unofficial House Banners of the 2016 Yukon Election
The North sends thee a raven | Oct 14 2016 | Lewis Rifkind | The dukes and barons of the territory of Yukon joust, as they do every five years, to see who will become the ruling lord; but the wire to the south is in peril!
Here's how we can repeal Bill C-51 and win strong privacy rules to keep us safe | Oct 12 2016 | David Christopher | With your help, we've just launched a powerful new tool to get Canadian voices on the public record against Bill C-51.
Photo: Luke Walker/flickr
Lil MacPherson won't be elected mayor of Halifax, but that was never the point | Oct 12 2016 | Stephen Kimber | It will come as a surprise to no one -- least of all to Lil herself -- when I predict Lil MacPherson will not be mayor of Halifax after all the votes are counted. So why then did she even bother?
Screen Shot of a Yukon Government Oil and Gas Request for Posting web page that
Hot air in the cool North | Oct 12 2016 | Lewis Rifkind | The Yukon Premier popped into a local supermarket, called a territorial election, denounced carbon taxes and kept very quiet on future fossil fuel development.
Photo: John Douglas/flickr
Encroaching development a defining issue in Halifax municipal elections | Oct 5 2016 | Stephen Kimber | Whatever your position on development, you need to ask those who seek to represent you their views on development generally, and projects specifically planned for your district.
Image: Bill B/flickr
Instead of panicking, we need to think our way through the U.S. election | Sep 30 2016 | Rick Salutin | In politics, we tend to see what we want or need to. You're looking for an outcome, yearning for it. What, though, of political cases that require actual thought, not prejudgments?
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Gratifying to see snarling bully publicly humiliated as Clinton triumphs over Trump | Sep 30 2016 | Linda McQuaig | The U.S. election is far from over, but Monday's faceoff was a crucial battle in that campaign, and it fell to the first woman candidate in U.S. presidential history to take a dangerous bully down.
Photo: Boris Kasimov/flickr
The path to diversity in Halifax city council is straightforward | Sep 28 2016 | Stephen Kimber | It goes without saying the Tilt-a-Whirl that is Halifax city council has too long tilted toward men, who traditionally also happen to be white, middle-aged and middle class.

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