Category Archives: Federal Election 2015

High time for electoral reform

Election night saw a bunch of my friends, my partner Penny, and I all gathered at our house with munchies and a big screen TV to watch the action. Before the results even began to trickle in I was predicting … Continue reading

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Are we still in Canada? Or a banana republic?

We’ve all been hearing a lot of disconcerting stories in the last few days about the problems voters have been experiencing at advance polls for the federal election. We also know that, generally speaking, increased voter turnout is bad for … Continue reading

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The only national housing strategy stands firmly on Green ground

The federal election is now down to the wire. It is time for those of us who have not yet made up our minds on who to vote for to focus on the issues that are the most important to … Continue reading

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Canada has dragged the welcome mat inside

It’s been about a week now since the ground-shifting photo of three-year-old Alan Kurdi flooded the media. While I was initially optimistic that this photo would create a fundamental improvement in Canada’s response to the unprecedented refugee crisis I am … Continue reading

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