Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week. – Claire Provost writes that corporate trade agreements are designed to make it more difficult to pursue fair tax systems: Governments must be able to change their tax systems to ensure multinationals pay their fair share and to ensure that critical public services are well funded. States must also ...

The Canadian Progressive: Fair Elections Act injunction ruling under appeal, says Council of Canadians

The Council of Canadians and partners to appeal a recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruling that favoured the Fair Elections Act’s restrictions on democratic participation. The post Fair Elections Act injunction ruling under appeal, says Council of Canadians appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading. – Emmett Macfarlane and Justin Ling both weigh in on the Cons’ newly-unveiled prostitution legislation – which seems downright calculated to exacerbate the risks to sex workers’ lives and safety that resulted in the previous version being struck down as unconstitutional. – And on the subject of policy ...

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – Stephen Maher follows up on this week’s Supreme Court ruling on Etobicoke Centre by pointing out where we should be most worried about our electoral system: Fraudulent voting is far from the biggest problem facing our democracy. Disengagement is. Voting rates are declining steadily, particularly among young people, ...

Accidental Deliberations: On positive precedents

Naturally, there’s plenty of discussion today about the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision on Boris Wrzesnewskyj’s challenge to the 2011 federal election results in Etobicoke Centre. But I’ll take a moment to highlight a couple of passages which show why the decision doesn’t affect challenges based on fraud or corruption – but may serve to ...

Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Here, expanding on a previous blog post as to how the Etobicoke Centre appeal heard by the Supreme Court this week may affect future Canadian elections. For more, see the coverage from Macleans, Postmedia, the Hill Times and CBC, as well as columns from Susan Delacourt and Adam Goldenberg (who takes opposite view that technicalities ...

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – Dr. Dawg responds to Andrew Coyne’s suggestion about cracking down on advocacy by charities with an entirely reasonable suggestion as to how to allocate our resources: Given that charities do essential work that the government does not fund—feeding and clothing the poor, defending the environment, offering training to ...