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Election 2015: Where do the federal parties stand on EI reform?

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Election 2015: Let's make every vote count

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As the 2015 federal election fast approaches, electoral reform has emerged as a platform issue. 

Three main political parties -- the Liberals, the NDP and the Greens -- have committed to making 2015 the last federal election conducted with the first-past-the-post system. 

We didn't get here by accident -- it's been a long road.

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Trudeau's jabs at Mulcair show gaping holes in Liberal platform

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During his campaign kickoff speech on August 4, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau pegged the New Democrats' plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in federally regulated sectors as an attempt to "peddle false hope," claiming the change would not benefit 99 per cent of minimum wage earners in Canada.

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Snubbing youth voters is nothing new

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New Senate committee report rehashes old myths about terrorism

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On July 8, the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence released its interim report on Countering the Terrorist Threat in Canada: the result of a nine-month-long investigation into the problem of radicalization and violent extremism in Canada.

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Is Greece's 'No' vote on austerity another youth revolution?

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During the past five years, the old categories of politics -- left, right, centre or capitalist and socialist -- have been challenged by a new one, that of youth. What the millennials want has begun to matter in addition to the other factors.

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Greece's rejection of austerity is just the beginning

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This piece originally appeared on Common Dreams and is reprinted with permission under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License.

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Two remarkable global victories deserve attention in Canada

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Two remarkable developments in the past week that could have a significant impact in many countries are worth a lot more attention in Canada and the United States.

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We need to keep Hydro One in public hands

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Undeniably, climate change is one of the greatest threats facing humanity. And nobody can dispute that Canada, once a leader in the fight to protect our environment, has become a global laughing stock to the ever-growing numbers of people around the world who understand action is needed.

We also know from poll after poll, that solving the climate crisis is a high priority for Canadians. So, why this rift between public will and political action?

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Road to Paris: Notes from the UN Bonn climate negotiations

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On Thursday June 11, the United Nations climate change negotiations wrapped up in Bonn, Germany. The negotiations, aimed at consolidating a text in time for the massive COP21 conference in Paris later this year, succeeded in trimming the agreement draft a mere five pages in 10 days of talks -- down from 89 pages to 85.

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