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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
The Consultation Tracker: For the months of June-July 2016 | Jun 4 2016 | Maya Bhullar | A running list of the federal consultations and associated organizing. Contact us with any more!
Screenshot: Trudeau explains motion to change committee
Liberal retreat gives NDP balance of power on electoral reform -- and points to possible solution | Jun 2 2016 | Karl Nerenberg | In a remarkable willingness to compromise, the Liberals have backed the NDP electoral reform committee. Now it's on to finding a voting system more than one party will support. No easy task.
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Christy Clark gave $150,000 to a Haida Gwaii chief in business with her brother then forgot all about it | May 30 2016 | Sarah Miller | The B.C. premier made a donation of $150,000 to a federally funded First Nations school with no request or paper trail, that ends up benefiting her brother in a business deal worth millions.
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What do Canadian journalists have against electoral reform? | May 20 2016 | Rick Salutin | Many journalists seem preemptively nostalgic for a foul, undemocratic system that has only longevity in its favour. What's behind the negative media reactions to the prospect of electoral reform?
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Christy Clark's brutal economic record won't stop her from winning the next election | May 17 2016 | Rafe Mair | Clark and her government will tell B.C. that they have handled the economy brilliantly and that the province is prospering because of that. Rafe Mair says that's horseshit.
Mary Beth Rogers signs book for Linda Jann Lewis at Texas Democratic Women's Con
Texas women fight the Right | May 17 2016 | Frieda Werden | Women Democrats are strategizing against a Republican stranglehold on Texas. Producer Frieda Werden hears from women in multiple spheres of action.
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Nation-to-nation recognition, not electoral reform, key to increasing Indigenous voter turnout | May 12 2016 | Jennifer Dalton | Indigenous electoral disengagement is rooted in discrimination and marginalization, which have perpetuated alienation and discouraged Indigenous people from participating in Canadian elections.
Trudeau puts electoral reform process in motion | May 10 2016 | 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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