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Robocall guilty verdict doesn't close book on 2011 election fraud | Aug 14 2014 | Council of Canadians | The Ontario Superior Court ruled today that Michael Sona is guilty of participating in the robocall scheme. But this verdict doesn't resolve the electoral fraud perpetuated during the 2011 election.
UP! Left Front changing Vancouver politics | Jul 29 2014 | Michael Stewart | In Vancouver, activists from all manner of grassroots movements have organized themselves under a socialist banner called the "Left Front," and they're aiming to change the face of municipal politics.
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This labour campaign stopped Tim Hudak. Next is Stephen Harper. | Jul 23 2014 | Sid Ryan | The Ontario election did solidify one thing: Canada's politicized labour movement is ready to defend the rights of workers. It stopped Tim Hudak and now it's taking aim at Stephen Harper.
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Political ideology is not a map, grid, graph or chart | Jul 18 2014 | Adam Riggio | When we think of political concepts as plots on a grid, we all lose. To truly understand someone's politics, more precise questions about their actual political and moral principles need to be asked.
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WTF, Vancouver: misogyny, prudery edition, feat. ex-Parks candidate Trish Kelly | Jul 18 2014 | Michael Stewart | Yesterday, the vast majority of Vancouverites had never heard of Vision Parks Board candidate Trish Kelly. Boy, did that change yesterday.
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Conservative deficit fear-mongering takes aim at dream of activist government | Jul 10 2014 | Linda McQuaig | Moody's decision to downgrade Ontario's credit rating last week was manna from heaven to commentators and media pundits bristling at the notion that activist government could be making a comeback.
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Should there be mandatory voting in Canada? | Jul 9 2014 | Mark Dance, Stephen Middleton | A lot of people don't vote. Do they have a point? Is the problem low voter turnout or is low turnout a symptom of a flawed system?
Toronto's transit woes: Are 'fare equity' policies a real alternative to universal fare reduction strategies? | Jul 8 2014 | Michael Laxer | The problem with rising TTC fares is not simply or only that some are being left behind by their increase, it is that they keep rising. TTC fares are not affordable because they are too high.
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Amnesia conveniently breaks out among Ontario party leaders | Jul 7 2014 | Gerry Caplan | A strange case of amnesia has afflicted the provincial political parties in Ontario. Some attribute the malady to a common virus for which there is no known antidote: acute political opportunism.
Adam Vaughan won the Toronto by-election
Reading the tea leaves of the latest byelections | Jul 7 2014 | Geoffrey Stevens | Exceptionally low voter turnout in the recent four byelections masked doubled vote percentage for the Liberals.
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Does the Swedish voting system exemplify democracy? | Jul 3 2014 | Amy Goodman | Almedalen is a week-long festivity of debate and dialogue about politics in Sweden. The event exemplifies the type of debate democracy demands and provokes questions about other voting systems.
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What a walk in the park says about our civic culture | Jul 1 2014 | Christopher Holcroft | Defensiveness. Unaccountability. Insensitivity. Are these produced by our civic culture? A civic culture that could produce a Rob Ford Mayoralty of ignore, deny, attack?

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Conservative executive director Dimitri Soudas forced out. Join the discussion. Kaitlin McNabb said... CBC is reporting Soudas was forced out (re: told if he did not step down, he would be fired)...
What's the role of the federal NDP in Quebec if sovereignty remains a hot issue? DaveW said...  NDP must  take a stand but somehow retain its new 2011 voters, argues Globe writer : The...
Does a PQ win mean a referendum on sovereignty? alan smithee said... An immense waste of money and time...Support for sovereignty has been shrinking at break neck speed...
PQ Budget Proposes Quebec Government take Equity Stake in Oil and Mineral Projects KenS said... I dont know if its some kind of poison pill- even guessing the likelihood of that is beyond my...
"Fair" Elections Act onlinediscountanvils said... Quote: -  Forbids Elections Canada from launching ad campaigns to encourage people to...
What's the deal with the BC Green Party? TiradeFaction said... I can't speak to BC voters themselves, as I don't live in BC or really know anyone there, but I...
2014 Winnipeg municipal elections Aristotleded24 said... I'm quite happy to be represented by Councillor Orlikow. He is also likely the only mayoral...
Why the timing is good for parties from the left in Canada socialdemocraticmiddle said... Exactly. The Conservative economic record is NOT good, and we need an alternative. Moreover, if the...
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