the disgruntled democrat: Given Today’s Technology, Why Do We Continue To Elect Representatives From Political Parties?

Canada’s political institutions have not evolved significantly from their conception nearly 150 years ago. We still regularly go to the polls and choose between the candidates from various political parties to represent us in Parliament and in the provincial legislatures. Effectively, we transfer our popular sovereignty to a few individuals, who in turn vote according ...

Song of the Watermelon: Red Chamber Blues

BC Premier Christy Clark took a break from bullying teachers yesterday to back the idea of elections to Canada’s Senate. If the private member’s bill introduced by Liberal John Les passes through the Legislature, which with the Premier’s support it almost certainly will, British Columbians could wind up voting this fall on the replacement for ...