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 . . . → Read More: the disgruntled democrat: Given Today’s Technology, Why Do We Continue To Elect Representatives From Political Parties?
Kathleen Wynne becoming our sixth female premier isn’t newsworthy, what will be, is when a premier’s gender doesn’t make headlines.
It’s of course understandable why newspapers should report on Ontario’s first female premier, it is historic, but ultimately what will determine progress on gender equality is whether the media and Canadians in general eventually . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Powerful Women Shouldn’t Be News
The cat is out of the bag – Saskatchewan MP’s are true pine riders. In the wake of the mighty potash decision, it has gone to light that thirteen of Saskatchewan’s fourteen Members of the House of Common are sheep. This is amazing considering that Saskatchewan is a grain growing province not known for its . . . → Read More: The Wheatsheaf: Pine Riders