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What do you think is the best way to renew the NDP?

The NDP convention is coming up in early April and, unsurprisingly, discussion of the future of the NDP has been relentless since the party's less-than-stellar preformance during the 2015 federal election.

Many have questioned whether current party leader Tom Mulcair should stay on, citing the party's apparent shift to the right during the election as a prime example of its failure. Others have suggested a leadership campaign is the last distraction the party needs.

Some have also suggested the party has become disconnected with Canada's left, especially grassroots and social movements, and needs to renew its own goals and objectives.

What do you think is the best way to renew the NDP?

 

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What is the best voting system for Canada?

Justin Trudeau has promised to "make every vote count" in Canadian elections and reform our first-past-the-post system. However, the government has been silent as of late on how it will proceed with electoral reform in Canada.

There are several options for a new voting system, but most point to proportional representation over other forms as being the best for Canada.

What is the best voting system for Canada?

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Do you think the Liberals will be able to keep their climate change promises?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canada's premiers and some Indigenous leaders are in Vancouver this week discussing a cross-Canada climate policy framework.

Trudeau announced more than $125 million for environmental initiatives. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities will receive $75 million $50 million will be spent on federal infrastructure.

Trudeau expressed support for some controversial pipeline projects during the transition to a low-carbon economy and the federal government's national carbon price is expected to draw criticism from the premiers.

Do you think the Liberals will be able to keep their climate change promises?

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How does this new BDS motion change your approach to activism?

The Liberal government voted to support a Conservative motion that condemns Canadians who support the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. Twelve Liberal MPs refused to vote and two Liberal MPs voted no.

The Liberals, Conservatives and NDP all have announced support for Israel and opposition to BDS, however, NDP leader Tom Mulcair made clear that this motion limits topics of discussion for debate, which is not a role the government should take and his party would vote against it.

On the same day, the McGill Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Action Network passed a motion in support of BDS.

How does this new BDS motion change your approach to activism?

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How should emerging forms of media be treated by governments?

On Tuesday, Rachel Notley and the Alberta NDP caused a media frenzy when they banned correspondents from The Rebel, a website run by former Sun News correspondent and pundit Ezra Levant.

On Wednesday, the Alberta NDP reversed its decision and announced it will not ban any media outlet while a review of its policies are underway.

The situation has caused considerable discussion about censorship, free speech and Canadian media, specifically traditional versus new media and the role of government since this practice is commonplace across all levels of government.

How should emerging forms of media be treated by governments?

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How should the NDP move forward after the 2015 election?

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair has released a letter taking full responsibility for the party's dismal 2015 election results. He expressed the desire to remain leader of the NDP and assured supporters he would not make the same mistakes of the 2015 election campaign.

Many have been critical of the leader, but also the party in general saying it needs to renew its strategy and priorities in order to differentiate itself from the Liberals and represent Canada's Left.

How should the NDP move forward after the 2015 election?

 

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Do you think Trudeau is backing away from his election promise to First Nations?

Justin Trudeau was very vocal during his 2015 federal election campaign that his government was committed to a renewed relationship with Canada's First Nations.

Trudeau also promised that First Nations would have "veto power" over natural resource projects on their lands.

At a recent press conference in Alberta, when asked if a "First Nation's 'no'" on the proposed Energy East and Trans Mountain pipelines meant a no from Canada, Trudeau ambigously responded he respected  inherent and treaty rights, as reported by APTN.

Do you think Trudeau is backing away from his election promise to First Nations?

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What do you think about the Liberals' interim review process for pipelines?

The Liberal government announced that it will be launching an interim review process for pipeline projects, which will impose new steps on existing projects like the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain and Enbridge Energy East pipelines.

On Wednesday, five principles of the new environmental assessment process were released, including "decisions will be based on science, traditional knowledge of Indigenous peoples and other relevant evidence" and "the views of the public and affected communities will be sought and considered."

What do you think about the Liberals' interim review process for pipelines?

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What should be Trudeau's most immediate action in Parliament next week?

Justin Trudeau has an ambitious plan for his government and has been vocal about sticking to it.

With Parliament starting up again next week, what should be his most immediate action?

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What do you think of the Liberals' plan to revamp national security?

The Liberal government has announced it is open to an expansive revamp of national security legislation, which includes its promise to repeal the "problematic elements" of anti-terror legislation Bill C-51.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has also said that there will be a consultation with Canadians about the bill, which he and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould will work on together.

What do you think of the Liberals' plan to revamp national security?

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