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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.
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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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Pierre Karl Péladeau and the party that can't be saved | May 9 2016 | Mathieu Murphy-Perron | Pierre Karl Péladeau resigned abruptly last week from the Parti québécois. Mathieu Murphy-Perron addresses what this means for Quebec politics, and he does not mince his words.
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Skip the rhetoric: The selective free-market principles of the Wall government | May 5 2016 | Simon Enoch | Given Premier Brad Wall's hands-off approach to the economy and the private sector, it surprised many when the government announced a $3-million subsidy to the food delivery service Skip the Dishes.
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What change will Manitoba's new PC government bring? Four policy areas to watch | May 4 2016 | Molly McCracken | The recently elected Progressive Conservative (PC) party in Manitoba ran on a call for change. While there are many policy areas to monitor, here are four to watch as they begin their mandate.
Proportional representation for Canada: A primer | Apr 27 2016 | Anita Nickerson, Antony Hodgson | What do you need to know about implementing proportional representation in Canada? Well for starters, the main differences between Single Transferable Vote (STV) and Mixed-Member Proportional (MMP).
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Publicly owned liquor stores work for Manitoba | Apr 14 2016 | Cheryl Lysy | Keeping the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission public benefits not only employees and customers, but those accessing different health-care and addiction programs in Manitoba.

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NPI makes a comeback..sort of terrytowel said... The New Politics Initiative (NPI) believed that the NDP was moving too close to the right, and was...
Irish election: Prime Minister Enda Kenny admits defeat mark_alfred said... Irish election: Prime Minister Enda Kenny admits defeat. Parties to start...
FMR NDP MP Ryan Cleary Tells All! terrytowel said... Former MP Ryan Cleary reflects on his time in Ottawa in a four part series 1) Life on the moon http...
NDP Election 2015 Post Mortem Highlights "Cautious Change & Balanced Budgets" terrytowel said... OTTAWA — The NDP's last federal election campaign lacked a strong and simple narrative to ...
Conservative Campaign Manager Admits HUGE Mistake Going After NDP With Niqab Issue terrytowel said... Conservative campaign manager Jenni Byrne went into the election full of confidence. Ms. Byrne,...
Cheri DiNovo on Tom Mulcair Leadership Shortcomings "I don't have a lot of time for that BS" terrytowel said... Cheri DiNovo prays for NDP redemption Highlights “I was a supporter of Tom. He’s a man with...
Megan Leslie "100% Surprised" Totally Caught Off Guard By Lost terrytowel said... Megan Leslie gives an exclusive interview to Peter Mansbridge on her election loss. http://www.cbc....
Undecided Vote Takes 2nd Place In Preferred Prime Minister Poll terrytowel said... From Nanos Research (The only polling firm to accurately predict the election results says Nick...
Chatelaine Magazine Names Rachel Notley Woman of the Year! terrytowel said... There are actually 30 women who have been singled out by Chatelaine magazine as women of the year...
Forming a new party on the left - how to do it not whether to do it Sean in Ottawa said... It is a new year and we will have to move forward. Clearly there are a lot of people in the NDP who...
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