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Yukon Chamber of Mines promoting wall building material to US president-elect
Liberals in the Yukon and Trump in the White House not a good sign for the territory's environment | Nov 12 2016 | Lewis Rifkind | Along with the surprising result of the American election this week, the Liberal party's sweep to power in the Yukon also defied optimists on the left.
Photo: Gregg Brekke/flickr
Building a mass anti-Trump movement to bring democracy back into politics | Nov 11 2016 | Rick Salutin | What kind of opposition or resistance makes sense for the Trump years ahead? The U.S. needs a a popular resistance movement coming from the ground up, mobilizing huge, diverse numbers in the streets.
Photo: Marco Verch/flickr
There are lessons for Canada's elites in the U.S. election | Nov 11 2016 | Murray Dobbin | While clearly not as grim as the U.S., features in Canadian politics and society mimic those that led to the election result in the U.S.
Photo: Lorie Shaull/flickr
The fight against Trump's dangerous agenda has just begun | Nov 10 2016 | Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | In the aftermath of this bitterly fought, often crude, vastly expensive and punishingly long election, two questions dominate: How did this happen, and where do we go from here?
Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr
Did Hillary Clinton even have a chance? | Nov 9 2016 | Duncan Cameron | The outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election is a major disappointment to the many people around the world looking forward to celebrating a woman elected U.S. president.
Is proportional representation important to you | Nov 3 2016 | If it is, don't let the Liberals step away from their commitment to it.
Fight for Fair Vote | Nov 3 2016 | Don't let proportional representation die on the vine.
Yukon Greens Campaign Vehicle (before the snow)
Yukon Greens got some good ideas | Oct 26 2016 | Lewis Rifkind | The Yukon Green Party is running five candidates, although it is highly unlikely any of them will get elected. Pity, because they have some good ideas.
Photo via Lindell Smith campaign website
Halifax councillor Lindell Smith is more than a symbol | Oct 26 2016 | Stephen Kimber | First, of course, there is the symbolism. Lindell Smith is Halifax's first Black city councillor since 2000. But not just.
I'm Voting For The Peel - door hanger
Yukon political debates and other vicious sports | Oct 20 2016 | Lewis Rifkind | The Yukon 2016 territorial election is well underway. Voting day is Nov. 7, but first there is an almost endless series of debates, forums and discussions.
Photo: Jimmy Emerson, DVM/flickr
Halifax has a new city council. Now what? | Oct 19 2016 | Stephen Kimber | With this year's municipal elections history, the question becomes: what should our new-old council do first?
Unofficial House Banners of the 2016 Yukon Election
The North sends thee a raven | Oct 14 2016 | Lewis Rifkind | The dukes and barons of the territory of Yukon joust, as they do every five years, to see who will become the ruling lord; but the wire to the south is in peril!

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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...
NDP Youth Wing says Mulcair Has To Go terrytowel said... NDP youth wing issues pre-convention anti-Mulcair letter Ahead of the convention, the youth wing of...
Premier Kathleen Wynne Takes A SHOT At The NDP terrytowel said... Kathleen Wynne really hits below the belt with this shot at the NDP. When you watch this clip it...
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,...
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Consultations Provide Strong Mandate for Proportional Representation
The government should have the recommendation about electoral reform by Dec. 1. At the consultation, of the witnesses with a position on voting systems, 88% recommended proportional representation.

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