Second line of O Canada should read “Our home on native land”

One small change to the words of O Canada will remind us of our historic debt and help facilitate broader knowledge of Indigenous issues

Second line of O Canada should read “Our home on native land”
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One small change to the words of O Canada will remind us of our historic debt and help facilitate broader knowledge of Indigenous issues

Let’s be honest: consumers are the main contributors to climate change

Governments are unwilling to curb consumption, the main driver of the economy. So it is up to each of us to become more thoughtful consumers

Let’s be honest: consumers are the main contributors to climate change
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Governments are unwilling to curb consumption, the main driver of the economy. So it is up to each of us to become more thoughtful consumers

High noon at the Senate

The sleeping giant has only just started to twitch. If that giant is fully awake, the consequences for democracy could be disastrous

High noon at the Senate
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The sleeping giant has only just started to twitch. If that giant is fully awake, the consequences for democracy could be disastrous

Electoral reform by any other name is still progress

Relax party discipline to dent the iron control of a majority government, forcing it to make compromises and behave less like a dictatorship

Electoral reform by any other name is still progress
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BARRIE: Relax party discipline to dent the iron control of a majority government, forcing it to make compromises and behave less like a dictatorship

Is Trudeau’s warranty running out?

The botched electoral reform initiative and the access-for-cash mess highlight a growing disconnect between the voters and the Liberals

Is Trudeau’s warranty running out?
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BARRIE: The botched electoral reform initiative and the access-for-cash mess highlight a growing disconnect between the voters and the Liberals

Sharing the wealth is the Canadian – and Albertan – way

Wildrose's attack on equalization payments is based on a skewed view of the program and a lack of respect for the true Alberta perspective

Sharing the wealth is the Canadian – and Albertan – way
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BARRIE: Wildrose’s attack on equalization payments is based on a skewed view of the program and a lack of respect for the true Alberta perspective

Cracking open Canada’s health-care oyster

Court case in B.C. will force us to look with real clarity at our health system and how it measures up to others around the world

Cracking open Canada’s health-care oyster
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BARRIE: Court case in B.C. will force us to look with real clarity at our health system and how it measures up to others around the world

Putting proportional representation to work

The implications of introducing proportional representation to Canada

Putting proportional representation to work
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BARRIE: The implications of introducing proportional representation to Canada

Pros and cons of the alternative vote to electoral reform

Second in our series on revising and reviving democracy in Canada

Pros and cons of the alternative vote to electoral reform
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BARRIE: Second in our series on revising and reviving democracy in Canada

Time to fix the flaws in our electoral system

Time to fix the flaws in our electoral system
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BARRIE: The first in our series describing the different systems available under electoral reform