Municipal politics

Podcast
Feb 28, 2017

Re-evaluating Sanctuary Cities

rabble radio
Interviews with Jaggi Singh and Nigel Bariffe take a deeper look at the effectiveness of Sanctuary City motions and how they can be fixed.
Blog
Mar 15, 2016
Photo: Boris Kasimov/flickr

What's a fair wage to pay Halifax city councillors?

Stephen Kimber
How do you fairly determine how much elected officials should be paid? The short answer -- as evidenced by last week's emotional, confrontational three-hour city council debate -- is you can't.
Blog
Sep 22, 2015
Photo: Lawrence Plug/Spacing Magazine/flickr

The rise of 'development by exception' in Halifax

Stephen Kimber
There are a number of community-changing developments approved, proposed or soon-to-be proposed in the city of Halifax. Are these types of developments the new normal?
News
Jul 29, 2014

UP! Left Front changing Vancouver politics

Michael Stewart
In Vancouver, activists from all manner of grassroots movements have organized themselves under a socialist banner called the "Left Front," and they're aiming to change the face of municipal politics.
Blog
Mar 28, 2014
Photo: BC Gov Photos/flickr

Upcoming B.C. municipal elections: Business as usual?

Janet Newbury
With municipal elections on the horizon in British Columbia, it is worth paying attention to the nature of political discourse in this province -- and considering its implications and alternatives.

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