Canadian parliament

May 22, 2015
Photo: flickr/ mtsrs

Strategic voting misreads parliamentary democracy

Karl Nerenberg
The Canadian parliament is not a U.S.-style Electoral College. Its purpose is not to select a prime minister. And having the largest number of seats does not mean you get to rule.
Activist Toolkit

Sex work on the Hill

A guide to getting involved in the legislative processes for sex workers.
Mar 28, 2014
MP James Bezan

An Open Letter to MP James Bezan

Christopher Majka
In criticizing MP Megan Leslie, MP James Bezan appears to believe that supporting freedom of expression implies that one also supports the content of what is said, a logical and democratic fallacy.
Feb 18, 2013
Photo: Chris Fane/Flickr

Parliamentary reform idea: Get out of the House

Seth Klein
Shannon Daub
Here's the big dilemma: Whatever reforms are made to Parliamentary practice and conduct, the simple truth is that, for now, citizens have lost faith in politicians.
Oct 23, 2012

Democracy Watch launches anti-prorogation campaign

Democracy Watch
Democracy Watch has launched a national letter-writing and petition drive, and Facebook group, calling for laws to stop the unjustified shutdowns of legislatures across Canada.


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