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The Canadian Progressive: Harper’s new terror laws must respect Canadians’ fundamental rights: watchdogs

Canada’s provincial and federal privacy commissioners are warning the Harper government against using the recent shootings in Ottawa and Quebec as a pretext to attack Canadians’ fundamental rights.

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The Canadian Progressive: Harper’s “anti-democratic” Fair Elections Act challenged in court

Activists led by the Council of Canadians have filed a Charter challenge to the Conservatives’ Fair Elections Act or Bill C-23 in the Ontario Superior Court.

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CuriosityCat: Kudos to Premier Wynne for remedying our democratic deficits

Political Reformer Premier Wynne

While many premiers, MPs, politicians and commentators wring their hands about the low voting counts in elections, and the feeling of impotence of many citizens, Premier Wynne of Ontario has decided to stop whining and do something about it. With one bold step, Wynne will provide Ontario municipalities with the . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Kudos to Premier Wynne for remedying our democratic deficits

CuriosityCat: Glenn Ashton's political blog: Is our Democracy save in the hands of Stephen Harper?

Safe?

Andrew Coyne is yet one more person to wonder about the danger posed for Canada’s democratic institutions by the majority government of Stephen Harper: As I say, we’ve never seen anything quite like this, not even from this prime minister. Which raises the question: At what point do Conservatives of goodwill become concerned . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Glenn Ashton’s political blog: Is our Democracy save in the hands of Stephen Harper?

CuriosityCat: The Duffy Saga: The Mounties Close In

Mounties closing in

Amazing how some politicians fail to understand one simple fact of a modern democracy such as Canada: The wheels of justice grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly fine. Our justice institutions are highly developed, well staffed, with advanced methods that are applied to serious cases. Our court system is fed by . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: The Duffy Saga: The Mounties Close In

Politics and its Discontents: A Saturday Evening Thought

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The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Canadians Should Reject Elections Canada Robocalls Report

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Stiffer penalties for election fraud, more voter privacy and robust investigative powers are some of the recommendations Elections Canada made in its long-awaited report on the robocalls scandal, which rocked the May 2011 federal election. Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer, Marc Mayrand, presented the report to Parliament […]

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The Canadian Progressive: OPSEU congratulates Wynne, calls for commitment to “the 99 per cent”

by Ontario Public Service Employees Union | Jan. 27, 2013: TORONTO – The president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union has congratulated Kathleen Wynne on her victory in the Ontario Liberal Party leadership race and is calling on her to make fairness the guiding principle of her government when she becomes the province’s first-ever . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: OPSEU congratulates Wynne, calls for commitment to “the 99 per cent”

CuriosityCat: Federal Court goes to the crux of the voter suppression issue

In today’s decision, the Court summarizes exactly what the issue is, its importance, and the reason why every Canadian of every political party should be concerned by the alleged vote suppression actions in the May 2 2011 election: The court said the case revolves around serious concerns about the integrity of Canada’s electoral system. . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Federal Court goes to the crux of the voter suppression issue

Occupy Ottawa: Robo-calls Scandal: Council of Canadians Contemplating Legal Action

The Council of Canadians announced today that it is canvassing its members and other Canadians to determine the extent to which the “robo-calls” and other dirty tricks during the May 2011 federal election may have …Read More