There’s a lot to be cynical about in light of the way politics is done these days. But, just before voters head to the polls in Newfoundland and Labrador’s 2015 general election, a new party has emerged to offer some words of encouragement and let us know there may be a fourth option in 2019.
‘Professionals’ are killing democracy.
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?
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
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.
With the “Fair Elections Act” the federal Conservatives may have the trump, but they’re not playing with a full deck
It’s time to get away from the “election pavement” mentality and look at Ontario’s legislated 10-year-plan approach to infrastructure development
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.
Brandon has a few insights into the Quebec election, how it could have been different, and the lessons we can learn from Quebec (and other mature democracies)
Newfoundland and Labrador goes to the polls on October 11, but as we look to that day, across Canada other provinces and territories are electing new governments as well. Polls closed in Prince Edward Island on Monday, seeing the Liberals under incumbent Premier Robert Ghiz being elected to a strong majority. The people in the Northwest Territories also made their choices on Monday; the legislative assembly in Yellowknife is nonpartisan. Manitoba held its election yesterday, where despite the NDP and Tories almost splitting the popular vote, the NDP pulled through for its fourth straight majority government. Canada’s eyes now turn to Ontario where the embattled province is set to vote tomorrow. A sure win for Conservative leader Tim Hudak has turned around, where the question now seems to be whether Dalton McGuinty’s Liberals will achieve a minority or majority government. This would be McGuinty’s third government. Elections still to come?…