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Former Tory MP Dean Del Mastro jailed one month for 'cheating' in 2008 election

Former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro was taken by police van Thursday from the courthouse in his hometown of Peterborough, Ont., to a maximum-security jail, ferrying him into history as the first former member of Parliament imprisoned for violating Canada’s election law. 966 more words

National

Del Mastro sentenced to one month in jail in election overspending case

Former Conservative Party MP Dean Del Mastro was sentenced Thursday to one month in jail for  overspending on his 2008 election campaign in Peterborough and then attempting to cover it up. 471 more words

National

Here's what the province should consider when reforming city election rules

Allowing cities to use ranked-choice ballots in the next election is the centrepiece of the province’s proposed changes to the municipal election rules announced Thursday. 838 more words

Local News

Catch Bernie's Campaign Kick-Off on C-SPAN

Watch Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign kick-off on C-SPAN. During the intro, Ben Cohen said a few words…

Unlike some Johnny-come-lately’s to the issues, Bernie is the real thing… The guy’s been saying and doing the same stuff for the last 30 years.

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Politics

Celine Cooper: Making politics matter to the next generation

Like a lot of political junkies, I love a good election campaign. But lately, as I have found myself toggling back and forth between the dramas of the provincial election in Alberta, the Parti Québécois leadership campaign and the long run up to the 2015 federal election campaign, I have been left with the feeling that the process of Canadian democracy has taken on all the significance of a one-day-only blowout sale. 538 more words

Government And Politics

Labour stays silent over gender segregation at party rally

Labour stays silent over gender segregation at party rally specc.ie/1QcJHJf via @spectator http://t.co/Qs2FZV9Z7e
Steerpike (@MrSteerpike) May 03, 2015

Up to a thousand expected at the great Labour Rally tomorrow at 4.00 being organised by @

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Gender

The twists and turns of 2015 Alberta election

A look at some of the twists and turns during the Alberta election campaign:
April 7: Premier Jim Prentice announces in Edmonton that he has visited the lieutenant-governor to ask for a provincial election on May 5. 1,124 more words

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