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Christopher Majka | The key to electoral success in 2015 was voter engagement. Had turnout not increased, Stephen Harper's voter suppression strategy would have triumphed yet again. 2015 marks a victory for democracy.
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Kai Nagata | When the election finally arrived, turnout in B.C. surged from 60.4 to 70.4 per cent. That's what defeated the Conservative Party in B.C. -- not "strategic voting."
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Brent Patterson | While it's too early to say whether there will be a higher overall voter turnout this election, the indications look positive.
News
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Minto Ewen | Since 1970, each generation has participated less in the democratic process. Has this got us where we are today? Something's gotta give.
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Stephen Kimber | There is something rich -- and richly ironic -- hearing Stephen McNeil fret about the number of voters who didn't bother to cast ballots in last week's three provincial byelections.
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Brent Patterson | The Guardian warns of the prospect of a Conservative minority or even majority government come the October 19 federal election.
Podcast
Redeye Collective | Maude Barlow believes Stephen Harper will be gone after the next election, as long as people mobilize to vote him out. She tells a Vancouver audience why the Conservatives have to go.
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A. Splawinski | A new campaign is here to take the young people who ignored the ballot boxes last time around and transform them into voters, in time for the next federal election.
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Mick Sweetman | John Tory is Toronto's new mayor. With Toronto's voter turnout a record 60 per cent, what other factors came into play in this heated municipal election?
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Jason Samilski | Can any major Toronto mayoral candidate directly address this larger issue: what role does politics play in changing conditions for people who are historically marginalized and disenfranchised?
Columnists
Duncan Cameron | Yes, opinion polls have turned against the Conservatives and it's true many Canadians cannot abide Harper. But Stephen Harper and his party can still win the next election, scheduled for October 2015.
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Leo Panitch | We need to abandon the idea of "responsible capitalism." It sounds clunky and doesn't resonate with voters, because it is a contradiction in terms, says Leo Panitch.