We are “trapped in a situation where we have an elections-based, elite-dominated political system and yet we call it ‘a democracy'”
On Sept. 13, a group of fewer than 700 people chose our premier. Last week, New Brunswickers chose theirs. The difference here is important, and the problems of each vote illustrate the importance of voting to democracy.
There is a fine line between freedom of expression and (tolerance of) discriminatory language and beliefs: have we found it?
Newfoundland and Labrador is on the low road to a difficult future
Political interference in scientific research must not be tolerated.
There is much reason to be cynical of our political class, and the systems meant to check and balance them.
The NL Open Government Initiative does not mean what it says
Tom Marshall’s first and last speech from the throne is as remarkable for what it does not say as for what it does
With the “Fair Elections Act” the federal Conservatives may have the trump, but they’re not playing with a full deck
Lessons from a history of social unrest in Newfoundland
If people had the option to select “None of the Above” on a ballot they would get more of what they really want and less of what they do not
Kathy Dunderdale’s legacy is a complex one, but one thing is clear: the PC government must dramatically shift course
The province’s democratic tradition has fault lines and is once again under threat
Democracy is practiced in many ways. If ours isn’t working, why not learn about some others?
St. John’s needs strong leadership now more than ever. Strong leadership needs to be based on strong ideas. Both appear to be in short supply.
Abolish the Senate? Not so fast…
Turkey isn’t the only country plagued by a deficit of democracy. Canada’s federal Conservatives don’t have much more ethical credibility than Turkey’s embattled regime.
Turkey’s unions struggle to find their role in the protests sweeping the nation.
As the Turkish government moves to crush the pro-democracy movement, there are ways the wider public can help the courageous protestors.
Turkey’s protest movement is sweeping other cities and towns across the country. The international media’s just not there to capture most of it.