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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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Celebration in Black Lives Matters Plaza after Joe Biden is announced as the winnerof the U.S. election. Image credit: Miki Jourdan/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris leapt into action after taking the oath of office. All this was made possible by the mass movements that brought these politicians to power.
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Victoria Fenner | Election reform advocate Dave Meslin has succeeded in his Kickstarter to raise $15,000 to fund research into electoral reform at the municipal level, building on what’s been done in London, Ontario.
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Linda Leon | In modern times, citizens' assemblies have been used to make decisions where the political system is unable to move forward due to deadlocked party politics and electoral fears.
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Karl Nerenberg | The Liberals have abandoned any pretence to the idealistic and aspirational spirit of reform that -- at least rhetorically -- informed their first mandate.
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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.
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Elizabeth May -- we don't have to choose between the economy and the environment. Image: Victoria Fenner
Victoria Fenner | Why is it that so many people believe we can have a stable economy or healthy environment, but not both? Green Party Leader Elizabeth May talks to Victoria Fenner about this and more.
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David Taub Bancroft | When it comes to referendums on electoral reform, perhaps the problem isn't too much voting, but too little.
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Linda Leon | No country is immune from the plague of ultra-right movements. But countries with fairer electoral systems do have some resistance. First-past-the-post offers no resistance at all.
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Linda Leon | The Yukon Government now has a survey up asking Yukoners to state their electoral preferences. Here's how a "Made-in-Yukon" electoral system would work.
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David Eby launches the How We Vote public engagement at the B.C. legislature. Photo: Province of British Columbia/Flickr
Seth Klein | Minority outcomes result in more cooperation in our politics. Parties have to put together governing alliances or coalitions that, in combination, reflect the majority of voters.
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Linda Leon | Much rides on the continuation of an unfair electoral system like first past the post. Many influencers see real democracy as a barrier to their aspirations.