Yesterday Prime Minister Harper dropped the election writ, and Canada is now in it's 42nd election since confederation.  There has been much speculation around... more
Canadian Federal Election 2015
Media bias
Media Consortium
OSCE
elxn42
Elections 2015
elxn2015
Elections Canada
we can agree this election is about change, but what kind of change would make the most difference in your life? Liberals have a new plan to help the middle... more
Justin Trudeau
Liberal Party of Canada
change
families
childcare
Federal Elections 2015
elxn42
Canada Elections 2015
Elections 2015
In this election campaign, Canadians have a clear choice: Four more years of Stephen Harper and the Conservatives or our plan for change. Travelling across... more
Tom Mulcair
NDP
elxn42
Federal Elections 2015
Elections 2015
families
Stephen Harper
Economy
values
Dear Friends, Tens of thousands of Canadians have written to me in recent weeks to wish me well. I want to thank each and every one of you for your thoughtful... more
Jack Layton
NDP
Elections 2015
elxn42
Canadian politics
2015 Federal Election
Federal Elections 2015
youth
Canada
Earlier today, I met with His Excellency, the Governor General. The 42nd general election is officially underway. Election Day will be October 19. This is an... more
Conservative Party of Canada
Federal Elections 2015
elxn42
Stephen Harper
Canada Elections 2015
Elections 2015
Economy
security
leadership
Last week the Canadian political website iPolitics.ca published an article about the release of a confidential cabinet document by the hacker group Anonymous... more
Abuse of Power
Anonymous
elxn2015
Corruption
Conservative Party of Canada
Stephen Harper
spying
CSIS
2015 Federal Election
Federal Elections 2015
Canada
I am writing this open letter in response to the OPFFA proposal to train firefighters to give potentially harmful medications to patients in addition to their... more
Paramedic
firefighter
fire-medic
OPFFA
On July 21, the Conservative government announced an "expansion" and "modernization" of Canada's free-trade agreement with Israel. This development didn't make... more
Israel
Canada
CIFTA
EU
sanctions
Independent Jewish Voices
Palestine
Free Trade
Economy
trade
Canadian Foreign Policy
There is no doubt that there are significant differences between the public and private sectors…and not only in purchasing. Private industry works to survive.... more
A deafening drumbeat whipped an already fevered crowd into a roar as Thomas Mulcair strode upon the stage like a conquering general, surveying the orange-clad... more
Thomas Mulcair
Stephen Harper
Federal Election 2015
Canadian politics
cndpoli
elxn2015
2015 Federal Election
In many markets these days, generational differences in outlook and priorities are important.  Over the coming months, as part of Abacus’ market leading work... more
Public Opinion Poll
Millenials
Federal Elections 2015
cdnpoli
Abacus Data
Conservative Party of Canada
Liberal Party of Canada
NDP
Green Party of Canada
Bloc Quebecois
2015 Federal Election
elxn2015
Canada
Department of Justice Canada B.C. Regional Office 900 – 840 Howe Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 2S9 Attention: Mr. Jan Brongers, Senior General Counsel Mr. Oliver... more
Stephen Harper
Senate
Senate Appointments
Conservative Party of Canada
Aniz Alani
cdnpoli
elxn2015
Federal Elections 2015
Canada

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Dear Friends, Tens of thousands of Canadians have written to me in recent weeks to wish me well. I want to thank each and every one of you for your thoughtful... more
Jack Layton
NDP
Elections 2015
elxn42
Canadian politics
2015 Federal Election
Federal Elections 2015
youth
Canada
I know that this is the Borowitz's style of satire coming through, but it is pointless to talk down to the "unconverted" humans on our planet, even in jest. I... more
Social Media
pundits
elitism
media
Letters to the Editor
cognitive science
global warming
climate change
This year on June 6, 2015 (June 7th rain date), the Trend-Arlington Community Association is hosting a community BBQ with e-Waste Drop Off after our community... more
Trend-Arlington
garage sale
e-waste drop off
Nepean
TACA
Last week I had a twitter conversation with Liberal MP Wayne Easter who sat in the parliamentary committee on the new anti-terror Bill C51.  Most Liberal MPs... more
Bill C51
Liberal Party
Anti-terrorism act
Anti-Terrorism
Politics
2015 Federal Election
Canada
Politics is an honourable calling.  Without exception, the men and women we've had the privilege to work with in the Ontario Legislature are good people,... more
Ontario Politics
Kathleen Wynne
Tim Hudak
Lisa Macleod
Ontario PC Party
Ontario Liberal Party
Politics
Don’t be fooled by political discourse. The debates over the media consortium debates should be of utmost concern to Canadians of all political stripes, since... more
Media Consortium
Media bias
Consortium Debates
Election Debates
Liberal
NDP
Conservative
Green Party
C51
A long time ago, while working at Ontario Hydro, first as an expeditor and then a buyer in their Nuclear Generation Division, I experienced a rare glimpse into... more
nuclear power
Sustainability
people power
solar energy
storage
microgrid
future
Last week former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro was sentenced to one month in jail for his part in over spending in the 2008 election.  The judge thought that... more
Media Consortium
Media bias
Media in Canada
copyright
CBC
2015 Federal Election
media
Communications
Canada
Last week, I wrote that the Munk School of Global Affairs received $9 million in federal research grants, and hinted about a possible  conflict of interest... more
Munk School of Global Affairs
Munk Debates
Janice Stein
Election 2015
Leaders Debate
2015 Federal Election
Canadian Elections
Liberal Party of Canada
Conservative Party of Canada
NDP
Green Party of Canada
cdnpoli
Elizabeth May
Rudyard Griffiths
Canada
A deafening drumbeat whipped an already fevered crowd into a roar as Thomas Mulcair strode upon the stage like a conquering general, surveying the orange-clad... more
Thomas Mulcair
Stephen Harper
Federal Election 2015
Canadian politics
cndpoli
elxn2015
2015 Federal Election
The announcement by the Ontario Government to permit municipal councils to consider instituting a ranked ballot system by the 2018 municipal elections gives... more
Municipal elections
Ottawa City Council
democratic reform
first past the post
campaign financing; transparency; voting; municipal election; fair elections; ottawa elections; campaign finance reform; social media; campaign rules;
Dear Mayor Watson, Ottawa City Councillors and City Planning Department, Our Federation of Citizens’ Association (FCA) members and Community Associations were... more
Developer Ambassadors
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Jim Watson
Ottawa City Hall
FCA
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community based planning
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Today’s the big day: we’re launching our positive, pro-privacy action plan, packed with ideas from thousands of Canadians about how to roll back Bill C-51, end... more
privacy
spying
surveillance
c-51
charter
We’ve just completed a major, in depth survey among 1,000 residents of Alberta.  The second tranche of results is described here, and more of the data will be... more
Abacus Data
Alberta provincial politics
NDP
Alberta Election 2015
change
Politics
Alberta
Canada
It's done! Conservative and Liberal MPs joined forces to pass Bill C-51, the so called anti-Terrorism Act. New Democrats worked hard to amend C-51, and... more
 
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May 11, 2015
Bill C-51
NDP
Tom Mulcair
Stephen Harper
Conservative Party of Canada
Justin Trudeau
Liberal Party of Canada
spying
privacy
CSIS
Terrorism
Canadian government policy
Canada
Mr. Speaker, I want to begin, of course, by thanking all parties in this place and all members. If even one voice had said no, I would not have had this... more
Bill C-51
Green Party
Elizabeth May
Anti-Terrorism
Terrorism
Anti-terrorism act
privacy
Conservative Party of Canada
Stephen Harper
Canadian Government
Canada