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On Partisanship and Democracy

Federal elections are a difficult time for Canada’s political leaders to set priorities. Not all issues can be addressed, some policies will remain the same, and others will be changed for the benefit of some and the detriment of others. [...]

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Is Something Happening to Canada’s Democracy?

Well, after almost one week, I think it's safe to say that the 2011 federal election truly reflects the disconnect between Canadians and the political parties. This week's

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Since when did Coalition become such a dirty word?

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s relentless fear mongering over the idea of a coalition government seems to reflect his belief that if you repeat something long and loud

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Mikhail Bakhtin and the Importance of Dialogue

Well, it looks like we could be gearing up for a federal election in May. Yesterday, the Conservative Government handed down it's 2011 federal budget. The Liberal Party

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A take on Harper’s game: You Win Some, You Lose Some

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s response to the two rulings of breached parliamentary privilege by the Conservative government was unexpected, unsettling, and infuriating. My initial reaction of outrage was

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