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May 10, 2016

Trudeau puts electoral reform process in motion

Karl Nerenberg
On Tuesday night the government said it is setting up an all-party committee to recommend a new electoral system. The skeptics were proven wrong. Trudeau is keeping this promise.
News
May 9, 2016
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Pierre Karl Péladeau and the party that can't be saved

Mathieu Murphy-Perron
Pierre Karl Péladeau resigned abruptly last week from the Parti québécois. Mathieu Murphy-Perron addresses what this means for Quebec politics, and he does not mince his words.
News
Apr 27, 2016

Proportional representation for Canada: A primer

Anita Nickerson
Antony Hodgson
What do you need to know about implementing proportional representation in Canada? Well for starters, the main differences between Single Transferable Vote (STV) and Mixed-Member Proportional (MMP).
Blog
Apr 14, 2016
Photo: rick/flickr

Publicly owned liquor stores work for Manitoba

Cheryl Lysy
Keeping the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission public benefits not only employees and customers, but those accessing different health-care and addiction programs in Manitoba.
Blog
Apr 11, 2016
Photo: flickr/Matt Jiggins

Mulcair's out. How did it happen and what's next?

Karl Nerenberg
When the NDP chose Tom Mulcair in 2012 it was mostly because he looked like a seasoned pro who knew how to win. When he did not deliver victory, or something close, his days were inevitably numbered.
Columnists
Apr 5, 2016

The crisis in the NDP

As delegates prepare for the April 8-10 Edmonton convention, the federal NDP membership is in turmoil. The New Democratic Party needs to redefine itself in a new political environment.
Blog
Mar 31, 2016
Image: Flickr/davehuehn

The NDP should play the long game with Mulcair

Chris Watson
NDP members from across Canada will soon gather in Edmonton and when they do, the biggest decision facing them is whether or not Tom Mulcair should continue as federal party leader.
Blog
Mar 30, 2016

Who's doing what about poverty reduction in Manitoba?

Shauna MacKinnon
For Manitobans concerned about poverty, there will be much to consider when sorting through political party platforms and promises in search of a meaningful poverty reduction plan.

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