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What Canadian parties can learn from the Conservative Party's fundraising success
The Conservative Party of Canada's record-breaking year for fundraising is due to their aggressive and strategic targeting of key ridings since 2004, according to a former top adviser to Prime...
Jul 20th, 2012
Matching Tory-robocall IP address adds to scope of widespread fraud allegations
Tories linked directly to voter suppression calls. Call centre workers allege they sent voters astray. GOP operatives in Canada. The 2011 election scandal keeps growing.
David P. Ball
May 3rd, 2012
Robocalls "outrageous", Elections Canada chief Marc Mayrand tells committee
Robo-call scandal: The Vancouver Observer reports live from the committee, where chief electoral officer Marc Mayrand talked about voter fraud and democratic integrity.
Mar 29th, 2012
Harper’s Canada: Threats to democracy
The final installment of our series highlighting key events and issues in Canadian politics – a look at how recent events have shaped the narrative around elections and democracy.
Mar 9th, 2012
#Robocall roundup: election scandal sparks twitter frenzy
A re-cap of the latest headlines, tweets and spoofs circulating the web over the ongoing robo-call scandal.
Mar 6th, 2012
Oil money on the campaign trail
Campaign contributions from Enbridge to the BC Liberals and Alberta Conservatives hint at corporate influence at the provincial level. But what else is involved?
Jan 10th, 2012
Young voters don't know and don't care?
Elections Canada weighs poor participation by youth.
Nov 25th, 2011
Conservatives end four years of denial, plead guilty to illegal campaign spending
As court orders maximum fine of $52,000, Liberals ask: Did Tories buy Harper's victory?
Nov 13th, 2011
Week one of campaign trail promises
Canadians are headed to the polls for the fourth time in seven years. Here are some of the promises made last week on the campaign trail.
Apr 2nd, 2011
Government will fall, says Justin Trudeau
"On Friday or Saturday, the Prime Minister will take a walk across the street from his residence to the Governor General's office to dissolve Parliament," Justin Trudeau, MP for the Montreal riding...
Mar 23rd, 2011