Monthly Archives: May 2015

Campaign Financing in Canada – Democracy, Dollars, and Debt

“Follow the money”, goes the familiar saying, if you want to know where the real power resides. In the United States and, to a lesser extent, the United Kingdom, campaign finance, corporate influence, and corruption are almost daily stories: we … Continue reading

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Things to Read This Week, #2

Here are some of the most interesting things I could find on the web this week, from a variety of sources and covering a variety of topics. Check them out! “Is there a link between climate change and terrorism?”, CBC, … Continue reading

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C-51: Comments and Criticism

Many Canadians have been very vocal in protesting the proposed Bill C-51, which is set to become law this summer. These dissenting voices include lawyers, academics, civil servants,  Members of Parliament, several former Prime Ministers, and many ordinary Canadians. For … Continue reading

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Free Tuition – Can We Afford Not To Have It?

If you’re like me, an undergraduate student in Canada, I’m willing to bet you’re 100% on board with free tuition. Lots of students are. There have been many, many, many  arguments for free tuition in Canada (and those are just … Continue reading

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Our Global Future – Canada’s Eco-Economy

What is our priority as a society over the next twenty years? What are the biggest problems facing humanity, and how are we going to solve them? Okay, seems like a bit of an ambitious question to answer in a … Continue reading

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Things to Read This Week, #1

So in this category I want to share what I think are the most important, interesting, or enlightening things to read this week – mostly news articles, but some analysis pieces and maybe a book now and then. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Is Canada a Democracy? The Westminster System and Participatory Democracy in Canada

Canada is frequently hailed as one of the leading democracies of the world, despite the fact that a majority government faces almost no accountability to the voters, and is often elected by a minority of Canadians, due to both the … Continue reading

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