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Game on! Harper calls election amid crumbling economy
Harper calls historic election as Canadian economy sinks.
Aug 2nd, 2015
Lessons from the UK: why Canada needs proportional representation
Britain, the so-called birthplace of democracy, has just come through another wasteful, unbalanced, damaging first-past-the-post (FPTP) national election. And although two-thirds of Britons would...
May 9th, 2015
Canadians are ready for carbon pricing, politicians not so much: experts
Politicians remember all too well the lambasting Liberal Party leader Stephane Dion took in 2008 when he proposed a carbon price. But evidence shows that times have changed, and so has Canada.
Jan 14th, 2015
Women make up one-third of the legislature, but does that mean a win for women in BC?
It's been one week since the BC election, which saw not only the victory of a female Premier, but also 29 women who won seats in the Legislative Assembly. But does having more female representation...
May 16th, 2013
Another group pulls the plug on B.C.'s missing women inquiry
Pivot Legal Society joins six other groups in saying lack of legal aid unevens the field for groups representing sex workers and aboriginals.
Sep 20th, 2011
Can the workers’ party be environmentalist?
Leading up to the Ontario Provincial Election, Environmentalist are abandoning the NDP. Is this a blip or a trend with national implications?
Sep 2nd, 2011
Premier finally decides: No fall election
After much hinting and waffling, Clark says she'll govern 'til 2013.
Aug 31st, 2011
Paging Western Canada
The Canadian political equilibrium has been seriously perturbed. Where will it settle? Two Party State? A renewed Liberal Party? Western Canada may hold the key.
May 9th, 2011
The lament of the centre
DECISION 2011: A view of the federal election from the heartland of Southern Ontario.
Apr 26th, 2011
Conservatives aren't cool: Justin Trudeau
DECISION 2011: For those who can't get enough Justin Trudeau, we follow up our last report on his visit to Vancouver with another story and pictures.
Apr 20th, 2011