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CuriosityCat: Joyce Murray is right: Our electoral sytem is broken and needs fixing

Joyce Murray: Targeting our democratic deficitAndrew Coyne has supported Murray’s idea of removing the Harper Tories from power and reforming the electoral system.This is a brief report of what Joyce Murray said, by Joan Bryden:But her proposal for co-… . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Joyce Murray is right: Our electoral sytem is broken and needs fixing

CuriosityCat: Calgary Centre Byelection: Liberal leaders who cannot count give Stephen Harper a belated thanksgiving gift

As national polls and recent federal elections have shown time after time, our antiquated first past the post system of electing MPs results in a party with a minority of total votes cast being able to win a majority of seats in Parliament and act as i… . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Calgary Centre Byelection: Liberal leaders who cannot count give Stephen Harper a belated thanksgiving gift

CuriosityCat: Globalization’s Discontents: Maude Barlow, the Hollow Men, and the Conversation that’s just beginning

Brian ‘Hollow Man’ Mulroney

Brain Mulroney was boasting about his magnificent act in getting the US-Canada free trade agreement signed. What he did not talk about – and probably does not realize – is that he is one the Hollow Men: those who, consciously or unconsciously, set about hollowing out the industrial heartland of . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Globalization’s Discontents: Maude Barlow, the Hollow Men, and the Conversation that’s just beginning

CuriosityCat: Open Letter to Paul Adams about Electoral Cooperation

Paul Adams has done us all a service by commenting on the wishes of the majority of voters in recent elections, and is now fending off attacks from right wing commentators about his proposal that the progressives unite to unseat the Harper new Tories in the next election. However, Adams is doing us a . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Open Letter to Paul Adams about Electoral Cooperation

CuriosityCat: Justin Trudeau: 58% of Liberals approve of him as leader

The latest Forum poll should put the wind in the sails of Justin Trudeau: Majority of Liberals approve of Trudeau as leader When asked directly if they approved or disapproved of Justin Trudeau as leader of the Liberals, the majority of party supporters (58%) approve, while just one fifth . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Justin Trudeau: 58% of Liberals approve of him as leader

CuriosityCat: Jeffrey Simpson’s mistaken premises about Quebec and Justin Trudeau

Interesting article today by Simpson in the Globe & Mail. He virtually writes off the Liberal Party of Canada, seeing little hope for it in its former stronghold of Quebec, and also sees Justin Trudeau as unfit for leadership of the party. I disagree with two basic premises in his argument, one about Quebec . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Jeffrey Simpson’s mistaken premises about Quebec and Justin Trudeau

CuriosityCat: The Liberal Party and the role of Quebec in Canada: Bob Rae’s Views

With the possibility that Bob Rae will soon step down as interim leader of the LPC and so trigger the beginning of the race to select the next permanent leader some time towards the end of this year and early next year, we will find the candidates stumping for support. One of the major . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: The Liberal Party and the role of Quebec in Canada: Bob Rae’s Views