Podcast
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Victoria Fenner | From the Press Progress Summit 2017, an exploration of how to build Canada’s progressive future at the most local of political levels – our cities and towns.
Blog
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Stephen Kimber | It will come as a surprise to no one -- least of all to Lil herself -- when I predict Lil MacPherson will not be mayor of Halifax after all the votes are counted. So why then did she even bother?
Blog
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Keith Reynolds | From public transit to sewage treatment, many local issues are connected to the growing crisis confronting towns and cities in Canada facing growing costs and limited revenues.
Blog
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Janet Newbury | With municipal elections on the horizon in British Columbia, it is worth paying attention to the nature of political discourse in this province -- and considering its implications and alternatives.
RabbleTV
Humberto DaSilva | Former Ontario Premier Mike Harris said amalgamation would decrease the cost and size of government. But, you don't make things bigger to reduce their size and cost, do you?
Blog
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Keith Reynolds | Voter turnout has been falling federally and provincially. At a local level it is already very low. Why should we care?
Blog
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Keith Reynolds | The B.C. government has announced changes to the way local government elections will be run. One of the changes will be four-year municipal elections.
News
Ajamu Nangwaya | A look at the potential for worker self-management in the City of Jackson, Mississippi, following the historic election of Chokwe Lumumba as mayor.
Blog
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Simon Enoch | On July 19, Regina city clerk Joni Swidnicki announced that the Regina Water Watch petition to force a referendum on the City's plan to for a new wastewater treatment had been deemed invalid.
Blog
Toby Sanger | After analyzing "research reports" issued by the Fraser Institute or the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), I end up shaking my head in disbelief.
Columnists
Rick Salutin | Could the current embarrassment surrounding Rob Ford be an opportunity to move beyond that ever-revolving bifurcation between roughly equal blocs toward a more complete civic consensus?
Blog
Stuart Trew | Hamilton City Council passed a second motion on CETA, re-stating its preference "to be excluded from the CETA," and requesting "an immediate briefing from the Provincial Government."