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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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Got a minute? We need to talk about the state of Canada's democracy | Jul 1 2014 | various | Happy Canada Day! If you have a moment, please take the time to reflect on Canada's state of democracy ... or lack thereof.
Breaking down Liberal austerity: A detailed analysis of Budget 2014 | Jun 24 2014 | Alex Hunsberger | The defeat of Tim Hudak in the Ontario election was one battle. Now the second battle we're facing is a scandal-plagued Liberal government and a "progressive" budget.
A look at the federal political horse race | Jun 23 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | Polls put the Liberals ahead nationally, with the NDP in third place. Polls based in Quebec tell a very different story about the federal voting intentions of francophone Quebeckers.
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Setback for worker rights in Newfoundland and Labrador | Jun 23 2014 | Hans Rollman | Surprise legislation tabled by Progressive Conservatives revokes recent improvements to labour relations in Newfoundland and Labrador by making it more difficult for workers to form a union. Why?
Photo: Premier of Ontario Photography/flickr
Wynne victory exposes fallacy politicians can't win proposing tax hikes for the rich | Jun 19 2014 | Linda McQuaig | Kathleen Wynne broke a number of taboos last week in the Ontario election. Perhaps most surprising was her defiance of right-wing orthodoxy claiming the public won't vote for higher taxes.
Ontario Libertarian candidate Tamara Johnson lost the provincial election but still garnered more than 900 votes | Jun 18 2014 | Krystalline Kraus | Although Ontario Libertarian candidate Tamara Johnson did not win a seat in the Superior-North riding of Thunder Bay, her words still worry community members.
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What's in the cards for Nova Scotia PCs after the Ontario election? | Jun 17 2014 | Stephen Kimber | Did he quit? Was he suspended? Does their contretemps even matter to the post-Ontario-election future of the current incarnation of the Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia?
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Strategic voting plays big role in stopping Hudak's Conservatives | Jun 17 2014 | Nick Fillmore | Nick Fillmore weighs in on the Ontario election, strategic voting and describes his experiences volunteering with a campaign whose efforts went straight to stopping the Hudak agenda... and won.
Plenty of post-election lessons for Ontario leaders | Jun 17 2014 | Brian Topp | Wynne is firmly in the premier's seat and Horwath has earned the right to remain in her job if she wants it. But here are some important lessons to learn from the past six months.

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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...
Rob Ford wants robo calls on his voting record. "I welcome that" Brachina said... Sadly I believe he really would love that. in
Toronto Ward Boundaries Krago said... Back in June, Toronto City Council authorized the City Manager to hire a consultant to re-draw the...


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