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Five things you need to know about Alberta's latest Electoral Boundaries Commission | Jan 12 2017 | John Ashton | A useful primer on the Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission by former NDP Caucus director John Ashton.
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Trudeau's new 'democracy' minister is personally committed to electoral reform | Jan 11 2017 | Karl Nerenberg | Prime Minister Trudeau has given another very young and very inexperienced MP the difficult electoral reform job. That worries many. But there may be method to the PM's madness.
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For the sake of a healthy democracy, Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission needs to extend submissions deadline | Jan 11 2017 | David J. Climenhaga | The population of Alberta has grown about 20 per cent in less than a decade and, face it, most of those folks didn't move to Manyberries, Vegreville or Zama City.
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The consultation process for electoral reform has been a shambles. Here are three ways to save it | Jan 4 2017 | Rudayna Bahubeshi | The much-criticized electoral reform consultation process has gone far too fast and got the important parts wrong. Even so, there's still time to fix it.
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Electoral College may be last salvation to block Trump from taking office | Dec 15 2016 | Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | The Electoral College meets Dec. 19, when its 538 members cast their votes. The hope of many Trump opponents is that at least 37 Republican electors will vote for someone else.
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Slowly but surely, Kathleen Wynne reveals herself to be a standard issue Liberal | Dec 9 2016 | Rick Salutin | It's hard to recall the hopes Kathleen Wynne once inspired and how fresh she seemed. Let's refresh our memories.
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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Confronting the neoliberal addiction to colonialism, consumption, and greed | Dec 2 2016 | Vanessa Brcic | The enculturation of fear and hatred helps people avoid confronting suffering with a veil of illusory self-protection.
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Will Trudeau stand by his promise to make every vote count? | Nov 30 2016 | Ehab Lotayef | It seems that the Liberals are looking for ways to trivialize the work of the Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reform.
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UN says Canada must take concrete steps to address gender issues | Nov 27 2016 | Doreen Nicoll | This week the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) called on all levels of government to establish a comprehensive National Gender Equality Plan.
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The threat of Trump isn't Trump | Nov 25 2016 | Rick Salutin | The true danger of Trump isn't the man himself -- it's capable, malign people insinuating themselves under his umbrella and pursuing their own ambitions.
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To trump Trump, the Democrats need a new game plan | Nov 22 2016 | Duncan Cameron | For Dr. Martin Luther King, the first step in preparing nonviolent resistance was "collection of the facts." This is what the U.S. Democratic Party needs to be doing in response to Donald Trump.

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Consultations Provide Strong Mandate for Proportional Representation
The government should have the recommendation about electoral reform by Dec. 1. At the consultation, of the witnesses with a position on voting systems, 88% recommended proportional representation.

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