Jan 31, 2011

The youth vote and democratic reform

Gary Shaul
Johannes Wheeldon provides a useful list of reforms and changes that will not only improve youth participation in elections, but reinvigorate Canada's ailing democracy.
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NDP Picking-Up Steam in Montreal?

I just got home from an NDP nomination.  It was the second such ievent I'd been at in a few months where the candidates seemed impressive and there was some magic.  Although I'm not really a political junkie, I have some interest in progressive agendas and intriguing candidates.

I just came from Tyrone Benskin's event in the southwest Montreal riding of Jeanne LeBer.  He is an actor and, I believe , executive from ACTRA.  He's fairly charismatic and spoke a lot about Can-content and cultural issues.  He seems to be a natural.  These issues could resonate well in urban Quebec.

Jan 19, 2011
The ballot paper for the South Sudan referendum. Photo: John Lewis.

Kairos observes the South Sudan referendum

John Lewis
Last year, the ecumenical human rights promoter was reeling after having its funding cut by CIDA. Last week, it was in South Sudan, supporting the democratic process in action.


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