democracy

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Sep 25, 2019
Parliament of Canada. Image: QUOI Media Group/Flickr

Canadian democracy on trial

Manfred Bienefeld
Canada's election comes at a time when democracies around the world are being eroded and destabilized -- all ultimately linked to an explosive growth in inequality, economic insecurity and debt.
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Sep 13, 2019
Image: Tayrona Estereo/WACC

Stand up for press freedom worldwide

Philip Lee
Democracy fails when heads of state, populist politicians and unregulated corporate interests are allowed to ride roughshod over freedom of the press.
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Aug 14, 2019
Opening ceremony, Canada Day Toronto Blue Jays game. Image: Ken Whytock/Flickr

Should Canadian voters be concerned about populism?

Deborah Mebude
At its worst, populism exploits weaknesses in democracy, playing off tensions within society. At its best, it could produce increased democratic inclusion and provide a platform for everyday people.
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Aug 13, 2019
Elections Canada polling station 2015. Photo: ishmael n. daro/Flickr

Why I don't support strategic voting

Judy Rebick
Last election, support for strategic voting may have won the Liberals their majority. This time we shouldn't do it. We need the NDP and Greens to have more weight in Parliament.

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