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Window shopping and wearing toilet paper | Nov 21 2016 | Kelly Okamura | Kelly Okamura goes shopping in NYC after the 2016 U.S. election.
Image: Flickr/Canada 2020
Liberal ambiguity on electoral reform can't continue for much longer | Nov 19 2016 | Gary Shaul | As the deadline approaches for the House of Commons electoral reform committee to make its report(s), the pressure grows on Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party to tell Canadians where they stand.
Photo: Sony200boy/flickr
U.S. presidential debacle rekindles electoral reform debate | Nov 18 2016 | Rick Salutin | Since we're supposed to already have democracy, it always comes as a surprise to realize we aren't there yet.
Image: Postmedia News/Jean Levac
Byelection in Ottawa-Vanier shows that Ontario politics is officially through the looking glass | Nov 16 2016 | Nora Loreto | An RCMP, a lawyer and a lawyer walk into a bar. Bartender asks: where do you stand on Hydro One?
Flickr/Tony Webster
'A disaster for democracy': The Electoral College disenfranchises Americans once again | Nov 15 2016 | David Taub Bancroft | Of the myriad outrages that define last week's presidential election, perhaps the most egregious is the fact that the winner of the popular vote will not be the one occupying the Oval Office.
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.

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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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