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Can Mulcair work a miracle and gain unlikely victory?
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2015
The big sleeper in the campaign that could mean victory for the Conservatives depends on whether hundreds-of-thousands of people who favour the NDP or the Liberals can manage to vote. According to the...
Canada After Harper: His Ideology-fuelled Attack on Canadian Society and Values, and How We Can Resist and Create the Country We Want
Finn, Ed (editor)
Book
2015
Essays documenting the breadth and depth of the Harper government's attack on institutions, policies, and programs that embody values and principles shared by most Canadians: education, health care, w...
Canada Should 'Get Tough' on Political Crimes, Say Watchdogs: Four needed crackdowns, starting with illegal surveillance and electoral crime.
Nutall, Jeremy J.
Article
2015
A new round of Conservative Party advertisements return to a familiar tough-on-crime refrain.
Canada's 1960s: The Ironies of Identity in a Rebellious Era
Palmer, Bryan D.
Book
2008
A history of social movements of the 1960s, including Canada’s student and anti-war movements, the rise of women’s liberation, labour agitation, and Quebec’s independence movement.
Canada's Distorted Electoral System
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2000
Canada's electoral system is undemocratic
Canada's prime minister wants to make it harder for people to vote against him
Konrad, Caroline
Article
2015
Stephen Harper, who won by an uncomfortably small margin in the last election, has passed laws designed to keep voters who oppose him from the polls.
The Canadian Election and the Global Climate Crisis
Annis, Roger
Article
2015
The environmental stands of all the main parties in this election amount to climate change denial.
The Canadian Elections: Cover-Up and Steal (Again)
McMurtry, John
Article
2015
The opposition parties in Canada's 2015 federal election are sticking to a careful PR-driven script, refusing to even mention the fact that Stephen Harper's Conservatives broke the law and committed f...
Catastrophe: The NDP lost because it deserved to
Laxer, Michael
Article
2015
It is, ultimately, astounding how facile and false political narratives come back to haunt those who insist on their veracity.
Changes to voting system leave Canada worse off
Repo. Marjaleena
Article
2015
How did we end up with this convoluted and discriminatory method of voting when we once had perhaps the best method in the world - door-to-door enumeration and no hard-to-get voter ID requirement?
Cree Agenda Becomes Part of Federal Election
Article
1999
The politicians of all parties are acting as if Aboriginal rights are irrelevant to this question of Quebec secession. Not only is it relevant: it is, in fact, central to the whole question. And if th...
Elections Canada bungled its investigation of Michael Sona and the 2011 robocall scandal
Keefer, Michael
Article
2015
Because the 'robocalls' fraud of Canada's 2011 federal election was insufficiently investigated by state authorities and underreported by the corporate media, Canadians have yet to understand its scal...
Filtering The Election
Edwards, David
Article
2016
Examining the mainstream media's role in the 2016 US election of suppressing criticisms of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party establishment.
Losing Toronto: How Olivia Chow and the left may be giving away an election
Laxer, Michael
Article
2014
As we head into the Labour Day weekend that may be accurately deemed to be the start of the homestretch of Toronto's very long mayoral and council election season, the news is not good for leftists or...
The Main Issue in the French Presidential Election: National Sovereignty
Johnstone, Diana
Article
2017
The 2017 French Presidential election marks a profound change in European political alignments. There is an ongoing shift from the traditional left-right rivalry to opposition between globalization, i...
New group urges progressives to build 'One Big Campaign' to take on Harper: Sources News Release
Article
2012
A campaign urging Canadian social activist groups to work together under one massive umbrella to take on the Harper regime and his right-wing supporters was officially launched today.
On the Defeat of Megan Leslie & Peter Stoffer
Hutt, James
Article
2015
What happened on Monday is proof of how divorced from reality we are. Progressives, radicals, the Left, whatever you call the people who believe in and strive for deep social change - we are disconnec...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 21, 2015: Canadian federal election, mining and the environment
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Featuring the Canadian federal election, mining and the environment, failure of Syriza in Greece, refugees, veterans of India's struggle for independence.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 24, 2015: Voter Suppression
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Featuring information and articles related to the October 19, 2015 Canadian election. The topic of the week is Voter Suppression, with articles about voter suppression in Canada and the United States.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 8, 2015: Elections
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Richwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Elections are the topic of the week, with items related to the October 19 Canadian federal election, and also to broader issues of parliamentary democracy, voting and whether voting can bring about ch...
Parliamentary Names & Numbers Online
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Lists all federal Members of Parliament and Senators, all provincial legislators, federal ministries, federal agencies and Crown corporations, Canadian embassies abroad, provincial and territorial min...
Shades of Grey -- A Left Chapter look at strategy, tactics and endorsements in the 2015 election
Laxer, Michael
Article
2015
With just under two weeks to go until election day, anti-capitalist leftists are in something of a quandary.
Strong voter registration campaign could mean the end for Harper
Fillmore Nick
Article
2015
The primary objective of Stephen Harper's absurdly-named Fair Elections Act is to prevent hundreds-of-thousands of Canadians from voting for the NDP, Liberals, Greens, etc. But efforts to help people...
What is Stephen Harper doing to Canada? How can we stop him?
Article
2015
The Harper regime has had a toxic effect on Canada. The wealthy are better off, but most Canadians are worse off, and rights and freedoms, democracy, access to information, and science have suffered. ...
Who, or What, Is Behind Postmedia's Election Endorsements?: When hedge funds own newspapers, it's difficult to know
Willcocks, Paul
Article
2015
Did thoughtful editors at Postmedia's daily newspapers across Canada consider the needs of their communities and then unanimously decide to endorse the Conservatives in election editorials?

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Parliamentary Names & Numbers
Parliamentary Names & Numbers is your guide to governments in Canada. It's an invaluable resource, available online, for anyone who needs information about Canada's politicians, senior bureaucrats, an...

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Fair Vote Canada
Representing over 55,000 Canadians, Fair Vote Canada is a grassroots, multi-partisan citizens' campaign for voting reform. We promote the introduction of an element of proportional representation into elections for all levels of g...
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. Its objective is to strengthen democratic institutions and...
Parliamentary Names & Numbers
Parliamentary Names & Numbers is your guide to governments in Canada. It's an invaluable resource, available online, for anyone who needs information about Canada's politicians, senior bureaucrats, and the government sector...

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Canadian Voice of Women wants to Make for Space for Peace this election
Sources News Release
2015
Canadian Voice of Women wants to Make for Space for Peace this election. National peace organization calls on leaders to take pledge for peace and supports its twelve priorities.
Mercenary of Reaction
Lynton Crosby in Canada
Kampmark, Binoy
2015
Lynton Crosby has a full schedule. He is the modern electoral PR hitman for parties in dire straits. He is hired to stir the pot of resentment and undermine hopes for change. His very existence sugges...
NDP campaign enters panic mode
Needham, Fraser
2015
If in politics a week can be a lifetime, a month can be an eternity -- especially in an election campaign.
October 19, 2015 is Voting Day: Are You Registered To Vote?
Sources News Release
2015
Check, update or complete your voter registration at elections.ca or call Elections Canada at 1-800-463-6868. You can register in advance until October 13 at 6 pm local time. After that, you must regi...

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Worthington provokes election controversy
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1984
The Committee to Defeat Peter Worthington stirs things up in the Broadview-Greenwood election campaign.