Pros and cons of the alternative vote to electoral reform

Second in our series on revising and reviving democracy in Canada

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Time to fix the flaws in our electoral system

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Five reasons why Canadians should thank Stephen Harper

He also provided a clear reminder that the price of democracy is eternal vigilance

Five reasons why Canadians should thank Stephen HarperDownload this column on Stephen Harper for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, AB Oct 26, 2015/ Troy Media/ — The predictable post-election criticism of Stephen Harper — even from within his Conservative caucus — fails to acknowledge that we have much to thank the soon-to-be former prime minister for. Yes,…

October election could be a dry run for proportional representation

But Canadian parties may not be able to adapt to the new system if it is introduced

October election could be a dry run for proportional representationDownload this column on proportional representation for your publication or website. FREE or Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, AB Jul 31, 2015/ Troy Media/ - If current polling trends hold, we are heading for a minority government in October, and the two front-runners might have to approach rivals to construct…

Albertans only receiving pennies per barrel for their oil

Oil industry doesn’t have a leg to stand on when it comes to a royalty review

Albertans only receiving pennies per barrel for their oilDownload this column for your publication or website CALGARY, AB, May 20, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Is an Alberta royalty review really that outrageous? Some of the commentary on the newly-elected NDP government is cautiously optimistic about Rachel Notley’s relationship with the oil industry. However, many pundits have warned that undertaking a review of royalties…

Why the Alberta PC party should be worried

Albertans have developed a taste for an effective opposition

Why the Alberta PC party should be worriedDownload Why the Alberta PC party should be worried for your publication or website CALGARY, AB, Apr 30, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Oh to be a fly on the wall in the Progressive Conservative War Room! Although the 2012 election was a sort of dress rehearsal for this one, things are very different this time…

Laurie Blakeman shakes up Alberta politics

Her decision to represent 3 political parties in the next election reflects the sorry state of democracy in Alberta

Laurie Blakeman shakes up Alberta politicsLaurie Blakeman shakes up Alberta politics is FREE to subscribers CALGARY, AB, Mar 15, 2015/ Troy Media/ - What Uber has done to the taxi industry, disrupting business-as-usual and causing an uproar, Laurie Blakeman is trying to do in the political marketplace. Her decision to wear three partisan hats in the upcoming Alberta election is…