Politics, Re-Spun: Yes Means Yes: A Reading to Start Your Week

If you read anything about Yes Means Yes, this week, read this paragraph, then click the link to read it all. We all need to be talking about this around the water cooler this week. We’ve come a long way in our acceptance of all manner of sexual relationships and habits, but the one I ...

The Scott Ross: Idle No More Might Be Popular No More: Polls

A few online polls suggest Idle No More is not supported by a majority of Canadians. Though there appears to be no major polling done as of yet, three recent online polls give some idea about the popularity of Idle No More. The larger of the polls was on Jan.3, Winnipeg Free Press had an ...

The Scott Ross: Idle No More Will Fail Unless Votes Follow

Idle No More will fail, not because aboriginals don’t matter, but because they don’t vote. Elections Canada has tracked federal voter turnout on First Nations Reserves since the 2004 general election, and over that time period aboriginal turnout was on average 28% less than that of all Canadians. Accounting for the growth in the aboriginal ...