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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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How a student grant system would increase access to education in Manitoba | Apr 13 2016 | Brianne Goertzen, Michael Barkman | If we want a system that educates students on the basis of their capacity and desire to learn and not on what is in their wallet, shifting from loans to grants is a step in the right direction.
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Activists gear up for 'historic opportunity' to usher in proportional representation | Apr 13 2016 | Alyse Kotyk | Leadnow, Fair Vote Canada and the Every Voter Counts Alliance all call on Canadians to push for an electoral system of proportional representation. Can they make it happen?
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Manitoba's community-led development needs provincial support | Apr 12 2016 | Greg Macpherson, Molly McCracken | We hope all of Manitoba's political parties this provincial election will see the wisdom in long-term investments for community-led renewal for a more inclusive and sustainable future.
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Thomas Mulcair will be stepping down as leader. What next? | Apr 11 2016 | What we know about next steps and how to get involved in rebuilding the party.
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Mulcair's out. How did it happen and what's next? | Apr 11 2016 | Karl Nerenberg | When the NDP chose Tom Mulcair in 2012 it was mostly because he looked like a seasoned pro who knew how to win. When he did not deliver victory, or something close, his days were inevitably numbered.

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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...
NDP Cheri DiNovo On Elxn42 "Blaming media & Liberals strategists is a like farmers blaming the weather" terrytowel said... The NDP MPP for Parkdale-High Park says the federal New Democrats’ setback in the October...
How Elxn15 results would look using Proportional Rep & Preferential Ballot terrytowel said... See link for more info http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/grenier-preferential-ballot-1.3332566 in
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