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Former MP, federal minister and candidate for mayor of Edmonton, Amarjeet Sohi. Image credit: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | If a pipeline to tidewater is as important to Alberta as folks around here seem to think it is, Amarjeet Sohi has done far more to make one a reality than Premier Jason Kenney ever did.
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Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley surrounded by campaign volunteers in 2015 shortly before she became premier. Image credit: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | If you go by Elections Alberta's figures, there really isn't a third political party in Alberta any more.
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U.S. Capitol Hill ahead of 2021 presidential inauguration. Image credit: ehpien/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | There is now a chance -- if, perhaps, only a slim one -- the new U.S. government will reform anti-democratic practices that plague the U.S. election process.
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Pro-Trump mob on steps of U.S. Capitol. Image credit: Brett Davis/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | With Trump and Confederate flags waving, violent insurrectionists rampaged through the halls of Capitol Hill in Washington.
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Prime Minister Trudeau attends question period in September 2020. Image: Adam Scotti/PMO
Karl Nerenberg | Here we are, a mere year and a quarter from the last federal election -- and in the midst of a frightful and deadly pandemic -- yet, believe it or not, Ottawa is full of election talk.
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NB NDP supporters gather for a photo. Image: Don Paulin
Scott Costen | New Brunswick NDP candidates hope the party's class-based message will set the stage for a rebound over the coming years.
Activist Toolkit
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| An important distinction for activists
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| Working for real structural changes.
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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney with his cabinet. Image: Premier of Alberta/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | No one visits Canada's capital just before Christmas expecting to get any business done with the government.
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 Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and cabinet swearing-in ceremony, April 30, 2019. . Image: Ian Jackson/Premier of Alberta/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | If you're shocked that Jason Kenney's government has effectively just fired Lorne Gibson, the guy who's been investigating the sleazy kamikaze campaign, you haven't been paying attention.
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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney. Image: Government of Alberta/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | How much of the UCP's radical project to transform Alberta into a dystopic firewalled statelet was predicated on a Conservative victory in last month's federal election?
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Elections Canada sign at an advance polling station in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on October 11, 2019. Image: Coastal Elite/Wikimedia Commons
Ed Finn | The inherent unfairness of Canada's first-past-the-post electoral system has been displayed many times in previous federal elections, but never so blatantly as in the recent voting farce.