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Podcast
Dec 1, 2015
(479) Canada Goes To Paris

Green Majority Radio: Canada goes to Paris

Green Majority Radio
Our first episode as part of the rabble.ca network! We hope you enjoy our program, Canada's best eco-news radio since 2006. This week COP21 and the connection to global terror...
Blog
Oct 30, 2015
Vote

Election 2015: The triumph of voter engagement

Christopher Majka
The key to electoral success in 2015 was voter engagement. Had turnout not increased, Stephen Harper's voter suppression strategy would have triumphed yet again. 2015 marks a victory for democracy.
Blog
Oct 26, 2015
The breaking wave

Election 2015: What happened in Atlantic Canada?

Christopher Majka
Although all the seats in Atlantic Canada in the 2015 election were won by the Liberal Party, on closer examination a number of fascinating electoral trends are apparent. What lessons do they provide?
Blog
Oct 22, 2015
Crushed Orange

The NDP: Minting a new political currency

Christopher Majka
Conservatives and Liberals have presented two sides of the same coin. The NDP needs to discard the two-bits and mint a new political currency. The alternatives have failed. The time has come to leap.
Blog
Oct 18, 2015
The Crystal Ball

Election Results 2015: A political crystal ball

Christopher Majka
Although the results of the 2015 Canadian election are not in, there are a few things that can be predicted with the political crystal ball. We're certainly going to be in for a wild political ride.
Blog
Oct 9, 2015
Change in Ottawa

Interest in electoral reform spikes dramatically

Christopher Majka
Interest in electoral reform has risen dramatically: 38-fold since 2002 with a huge surge this year. With two-thirds of Canadians seeking change in Ottawa, will 2015 bring proportional representation?
News
Oct 6, 2015

NAFTA and proportionality: A devil's bargain

Gordon Laxer
This week we're featuring an excerpt a day from Gordon Laxer's new book After the Sands. Today: how Canada squanders its advantage when it comes to our oil resources.
Blog
Oct 4, 2015
Anybody But Harper

The art and science of strategic voting

Christopher Majka
Albert Einstein famously said that the definition of insanity was "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." On that basis Canadians have an insane electoral system.
Blog
Sep 30, 2015
Woman in Niqab

Niqab: Radical feminism or female subjugation?

Christopher Majka
I may have no desire to wear a niqab but my universe is not diminished if my neighbour does. That said, how women choose to dress should not become a "dead cat" on the Canadian electoral stage.
Blog
Sep 29, 2015
Political Horse Race

Poll-itics: The mystic numerology of opinion polls

Christopher Majka
If politics is about choice, then polling data helps discern the political lay of the human landscape. If we want to create change we need to understand where we stand. Such knowledge is power.
Blog
Sep 21, 2015

Election 2015: Will Canada Leap forward or fall back?

Christopher Majka
The current electoral stalemate reflects Canadian political dysfunctionality. In the face of pressing issues we must demand more of politicians. If they're not prepared to act, they must be replaced.
Blog
Jul 31, 2015
William F. Buckley & Gore Vidal, 1968

Film review: Best of Enemies

Paul Orlowski
1968 was a very turbulent year around the world. A new documentary takes on the time in the USA through a series of high-profile debates between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley Jr.

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