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Council code breach allegations dismissed, but uncertainty lingers

Saskatoon city council wants clearer rules to define the use of emails during elections by incumbent council members after Coun. Randy Donauer was absolved of wrongdoing. 511 more words

Local News

Editorial: With Valérie Plante in, the 2017 battle is on

Valérie Plante was elected leader of Projet Montréal this weekend, ending a long period of interim leadership for the city’s main opposition party. Here are five reasons this stands to be a boon for Montreal’s democracy in the short term, and then make the 2017 municipal election more exciting. 460 more words

Opinion

Elections Alberta needs 20-per-cent budget increase to implement new financing rules

The legislation intended to get big money out of politics will put big money into the Elections Alberta budget as it prepares to cope with the changes. 499 more words

Politics

Editorial: Now the prime minister can back down on voting reform. Will he?

Let’s admit it: The House of Commons special committee on electoral reform didn’t really agree on the key principles in its report released Thursday – despite the veneer of consensus that opposition members struggled valiantly to present. 601 more words

Elections And Voting

Thomson: NDP tightens election financing rules, but leaves government a loophole

It is about time.

The government of Premier Rachel Notley has introduced legislation to tighten the province’s infamously loose election financing laws.

No longer will Alberta have elections that are, financially speaking, the equivalent of the chariot race in Ben Hur, but with fewer rules. 564 more words

Columnists

Graham Thomson: NDP's new elections financing act is good as far as it goes — but should have gone further

It is about time.

The government of Premier Rachel Notley has introduced legislation to tighten the province’s infamously loose election financing laws.

No longer will Alberta have elections that are, financially speaking, the equivalent of the chariot race in Ben Hur but with fewer rules. 604 more words

Politics

Province unveils Fair Elections Financing Act details

The provincial government Monday tabled a bill overhauling Alberta’s election finance rules. Here’s a quick rundown about what it means for you.

Why the changes? 900 more words

Politics