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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

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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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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

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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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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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Are the winds shifting? A look at twists and turns during Alberta's election campaign

EDMONTON — 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. 1,125 more words

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Sleep walk campaign has turned into a fight to save a dynasty

This election was supposed to be a sleepwalk — a campaign some feared would be an unnecessary and expensive election about nothing.

Political analysts and pollsters fretted it would set a record for low voter turnout as the Progressive Conservatives waltzed to a huge majority over an opposition obliterated by mass defections and thrown into disarray by the recent resignations of all three party leaders. 1,860 more words

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