Jul 30, 2015

Finance trumps democracy in Greece

Greek voters rejected austerity in a referendum only to see their government approve the very economic measures they had just voted against. Louis Philippe Rochon says Greece needs to leave the EU.
Jul 13, 2015

Why Greeks voted no to austerity package

Last weekend, Greek voters turned down the terms of a financial bailout. Costas Panayotakis explains what led 60% of voters to reject the deal and what will happen next in Greece.
May 6, 2015
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Parents shifting away from car ownership

People with young children have many reasons to prefer cars to other forms of transportation. Yet a new study shows that parents are keen to reduce their car use despite the challenges.
Feb 22, 2015

Understanding Vancouver's transportation referendum

In the middle of March, registered voters in Metro Vancouver will be asked to approve a 0.5 per cent increase to sales tax to fund improvements to the transportation infrastructure in the region.
Nov 15, 2013
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Why is B.C. considering referendums on pipelines?

David Taub Bancroft
With Enbridge and its prospective Northern Gateway pipeline gaining momentum, opposition to the plan is not far behind, and proposals abound for how best to defeat it.
Sep 24, 2013

Regina residents about to vote on water privatization

A petition signed by more than 24,000 people won them the right to vote on municipal plans to build the new waste water plant as a public private partnership. The vote takes place tomorrow.
Jul 21, 2013

Sensible BC working towards referendum vote on marijuana

Elections BC has just approved the language of a petition to introduce the Sensible Policy Act into the legislature. Dana Larsen says the biggest hurdle is getting enough signatures on the petition.
Nov 4, 2011
Greek Premier George Papandreou

The fine points of democracy are all Greek to Albertans

David J. Climenhaga
If the government of Premier George Papandreou had had the sense to consult Premier Alison Redford and her advisers, a Greek referendum would have been a positive and harmless experience for all.
Aug 4, 2011

The case for a referendum on the Senate question

Ted Sprague
With the Senate reform bill on the table, the familiar debate on its relevance is sweeping this nation once again. A referendum could start debate on the options: the status quo, reform, or abolition.
Jan 19, 2011
The ballot paper for the South Sudan referendum. Photo: John Lewis.

Kairos observes the South Sudan referendum

John Lewis
Last year, the ecumenical human rights promoter was reeling after having its funding cut by CIDA. Last week, it was in South Sudan, supporting the democratic process in action.

Showing of "Rio Blanco" and talk/workshop on community resistance

Jan 17, 2009
University of Toronto-Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
252 Bloor St. W- Above St. George subway station OISE Rm. 4422
Toronto , ON
Ontario CA
Free showing of "Rio Blanco" - a documentary about community resistance to open-pit mining in Latin America, using the referendum tactic successfully employed against the Tambgogrande mine in Peru.
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