An impressive consensus, about 65 per cent, on basics like climate, was spread across at least four parties, determined to throttle each other.
I'm not seeing much evidence that adults are any better at making political decisions than young people. So many grown-ups are electing politicians who don't even accept climate science.
This excerpt from Tarah Brookfield's book "Our Voices Must Be Heard" shows that the women's suffrage movement went far beyond the Southern centres of early 20th century Canada.
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While the independence referendum and national elections confirmed the status quo, social changes are happening in both countries.
On Nov. 8, 2016, Crystal Mason, an African-American mother of three, went to the polls and voted. What Crystal didn't know was that in Texas, you can't vote while on parole or supervised release.
What I like about the blender model is it still leaves room for change and for wide swings between options, versus being stuck in a static politics of us versus them.
There has been much discussion lately around lowering the voting age to sixteen. Why not get rid of the age bar entirely?
The new online survey is biased against proportional representation.
There is much to be learned about how to do democracy better in Canada. Let's hope the new special parliamentary committee can get it right.
In a remarkable willingness to compromise, the Liberals have backed the NDP electoral reform committee. Now it's on to finding a voting system more than one party will support. No easy task.