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The Heart of Democracy

Michele Kading is a prairie girl who has lived in Saskatoon, Thunder Bay, Toronto, and Winnipeg. Her university studies – culminating in an M. Sc. in biogeography – prepared her for a career as an interpretive naturalist, program manager, and executive director of an...

First-past-the-post monopolies harm all voters

With the massive failure of Rogers―an internet outage that affected millions of individuals, businesses and government services―there’s been a lot of talk among Canadians about the pitfalls of monopolies. Canada’s telecommunications market is essentially controlled by...

Kelly McParland gets it wrong on electoral reform

Kelly McParland’s recent column on electoral reform is nothing if not predictable.  Each time proportional representation (PR) has started to gain momentum in Canada over the past twenty years, opponents have reliably trotted out Israel with the goal of  derailing...