While people are literally dying for democracy here in the Middle East, it disheartens me to see so many back home in Newfoundland and Canada taking their freedoms for granted.
‘Professionals’ are killing democracy.
As federal and provincial elections loom, efforts are underway to engage youth in the democratic process. If they do, some say, we could be living in a very different province and country.
Opposites attract, except when you’re Conservative leaders speaking out on the role of public servants in politics.
With an election this fall, 2015 is a big year for Canadian politics and democracy. But how much can really change, even if we do manage to vote Harper out of office?
Opposition to CETA is increasingly focusing on the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) section. What’s at stake for citizens?
More than 50 academics from the province and across Canada are calling on the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to reverse its decision to amend the Electoral Boundaries Act
What the rushed passage of controversial Bill 42 reveals about our leading political parties, their understanding of legislative reform and their propensity for anti-democratic decision-making
Observations on galactic-scale farce
A debate has erupted over how many seats should be elected to our legislature. What does a comparison with national trends tell us about the issue?
A looming deficit is no justification for making awful decisions.
There is nothing more dangerous than those who believe in their own righteousness
How the Harper Government is destroying civil society and why that will hurt us all
It’s time to put an end to conservative ideology in Canadian politics, which has been stoking the fires and serving the rich
Fed up with politics and newsmedia in Newfoundland and Labrador, “Randy O’Toole” took up a new hobby and is having a laugh. But behind his satirical narratives are some serious concerns.
Who are the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary trying to recruit with their new video? How well do they understand the community?
Premier Paul Davis’ recent appointment of Judy Manning as Minister of Public Safety has sparked a healthy public discussion about parliamentary procedure and the mechanics of our democracy. It has also demonstrated just how little either of those things are actually understood.
There are things worth being riled up about in this province. Judy Manning’s appointment is not one of them.
Revelations of federal government surveillance of protests and public lectures may hint at the Harper government’s sense of “vulnerability”, says MUN grad student