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Honduras recalled: the 2009 coup | Jul 26 2016 | Frieda Werden, Gilda Velazquez | Perspectives from people harmed by the coup and Hillary Clinton
Photo: Doug Kerr/flickr
Silence on Nova Scotia highway financing signals election may be ahead | Jul 20 2016 | Stephen Kimber | It's hard not to suspect there is more at play in Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan's insistence there's been no decision on whether to charge how much in tolls and/or how to finance it all.
Photo courtesy of Cheri DiNovo
Cheri DiNovo: NDP needs to focus on principles it was founded on | Jul 19 2016 | Cory Collins | In part two of our talk with Cheri DiNovo, hear what she has to say about Trudeaumania, unions, poverty, Israel and making the banks pay.
Six ways to support the work of Black Lives Matter across Canada this week | Jul 10 2016 | Allies and community, let's keep the momentum going!
Image: Andrew Comings/flickr
Lesser evil voting: A new political term hitting a raw nerve | Jul 8 2016 | Rick Salutin | There's this to be said for Trump v. Clinton, now upon us: it's contributed a new political acronym, LEV, for Lesser Evil Voting.
Photo: flickr/opensource.com
The electoral reform committee wants to hear from you! Kind of... | Jul 7 2016 | Sophia Reuss | The all-party committee decided against allotting time to Twitter questions, but has encouraged Canadians to engage using the hashtags #Q #ERRE.
Photo: flickr/Laurel L. Russwurm
'Canadian democracy will be healthier': Elizabeth May on electoral reform | Jun 21 2016 | Sophia Reuss | Elizabeth May spoke with rabble about proportional representation, our "perverse" first-past-the-post voting system, and what to expect from the electoral reform committee over the summer.
Want to continue to Feel the Bern | Jun 17 2016 | Support the Berniecrats and build the progressive voices fighting with us
Image: Flickr/Andrew Bates
Canada deserves proportional representation -- and a referendum won't help | Jun 14 2016 | Gerry Caplan | The legitimacy of a referendum depends to a substantial extent on the clarity of its language. It must not be too complex or raise issues that most voters will find baffling.
Photo: flickr/Justin Trudeau
A messy Parliament session, while big decisions await Trudeau government | Jun 14 2016 | Duncan Cameron | The legislative stumbles over legalization of marijuana, democratic reform, and assisted dying have not affected the Liberals' popularity. But, there are some big decisions that still need to be made.
Justin Trudeau
We need a referendum on electoral reform? No! We need a national referendum on the TPP! | Jun 13 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Surely, according to the Tories' anti-electoral-reform arguments, the case is stronger for a national referendum on the TPP?
Photo: flickr/Onasill ~ Bill Badzo
Democratic reform Justin? Democracy, anyone? | Jun 7 2016 | Duncan Cameron | There is much to be learned about how to do democracy better in Canada. Let's hope the new special parliamentary committee can get it right.

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Christy Clark - Kathleen Wynne - Rachel Notley in RARE Joint Interview Mighty Middle said... Canada's three female premiers gather to discuss Hillary Clinton's run for the U.S. presidency and...
Green Party sanctioned for peddling 'misleading' polling data in elxn42 Mighty Middle said... Erroneous information distributed in flyers in hard-fought Victoria riding Canada's elections...
How MP are spending taxpayers money for office expenses Mighty Middle said... Clown, balloons, cakes, jazz singer among entertainment items charged to MP expense accounts http...
If Elxn 42 were in Oct 2016 would Trudeau still have won? Mighty Middle said... We have had multiple Terrorist attacks overseas, multiple shootings towards police, and several...
Ontario provincial by-elections, 2016 Ken Burch said... As reference points, here are the vote breakdowns from each of those ridings for the last Ontario...
2016 Australian election Ken Burch said... Interesting that Australia now has TWO parties named for the people who founded them. in
Tom Mulcair Leading The NDP - It's a Liberal Conspiracy! terrytowel said... Reading these threads the narrative seemed to be that Mulcair leading the NDP is a direct result of...
Rachel Notley calls Leap Manifesto 'naive' 'ill-informed' & 'tone-deaf' terrytowel said... Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is repudiating the controversial Leap Manifesto, but...
Many Conservatives Op-Eds are lamenting NDP members turfing Mulcair terrytowel said... I would post the articles and tweets I've seen, but babblers say they do not like to see right wing...
Mulcair Didn't Fail NDP, Flaky Strategic Voters Did terrytowel said... Like a broken record, the usual suspects have come out of the woodwork, demanding Tom Mulcair...
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