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What do you think about the Bank of Canada's decision on the interest rate?

The Bank of Canada announced this week that it was lowering its trend-signalling interest rate from 1.0 per cent, where it had been pegged since 2010, to 0.75 per cent.

What do you think about this decision?

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| January 23, 2015
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| January 23, 2015

Canada's parliament and its diversity problem

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Canada is widely renowned for being a 'diverse mosaic'. However, a newly released study by Kai Chan concludes that Canada's current Conservative government and cabinet are not an accurate reflection of our population. 

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| January 21, 2015
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| January 16, 2015

Gatineau Park is a matter of national concern

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The National Capital Commission's (NCC) continuing destruction of Gatineau Park to protect the interests of private landowners should persuade federal legislators to reassess the agency's power to administer the park. And think hard about adopting legislation to protect it.

Time and again, Canadians have been told that Gatineau Park is the "essential feature of any plan for developing the nation's capital," or that it's the "Crown Jewel of Canada's Capital Region," or even, rather farcically, that it's the "Capital's Conservation Park."

Yet the place seems to be run by a crew of drunken sailors.

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Is the time right to discuss electoral reform?

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The momentum is building towards a more democratic electoral system based on proportional representation. Can we seize this opportunity this election?

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Conservatives back Gaza military siege, as BDS movement grows

Image: Nidal Elkhairy

During the past week in Gaza, three Palestinian babies died in unusually cold winter temperatures. The deaths took place in Khan Yunis, an area in southern Gaza heavily damaged by Israeli airstrikes this past summer and still struggling to rebuild under the military siege.

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Will we seize the opportunity for electoral reform in this election?

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Perhaps the only thing more offensive than the way Stephen Harper has changed Canada is the fact he's done it without the support of anything approaching a majority of Canadians.

Under our "first-past-the-post" electoral system, it's possible to win control of Parliament and exercise enormous power over the country even with only a minority of voters actually voting for you. The democratic shortcomings of such a system have long been evident.

But the rise of Stephen Harper's Conservatives -- with their aggression, their willingness to flout democratic rules and traditions, their indifference to the interests of those who didn't vote for them -- has highlighted the danger of an over-empowered minority in an urgent new way.

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