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A few media highlights on the BC Election: May 15, 2013, Typer Orton, “BC polls dead wrong in election leadup”. Sun News Network. May 15, 2013. “Greens not to blame for NDP loss, says leader Sterk”. CBC News. May 13, 2013, Dene Moore. “The B.C. election campaign trail and the art of political prevarication”. The Canadian Press. See [...]
RSVP here! Watch the preview and read The Tyee article by David Beers here.
Vote Compass is an educational tool developed by political scientists. Answer a short series of questions to discover how you fit in the British Columbian political landscape. Go to CBC to try out the vote compass: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/bcvotes2013/features/votecompass/
How do institutions encourage or undermine deliberation, negotiation, and compromise?
(Photo: Lynn Hancock). Excerpt: “What,” I asked, “is the purpose of the Senate?” I well remember his reply. Pick, as he was universally known, drew himself up to his full height of 5 foot 6 or so and said to me with his nasal twang: “Young man, the Senate is a humane garbage disposal.” Gordon Gibson’s special to the The Globe & Mail. Published, Monday, Feb 25, 2013.
See the Samara Blog post: Restoring Parliamentary Supremacy Published February 23, 2013 http://www.samaracanada.com/ In today’s Redesigning Parliament post, professor and author Maxwell A. Cameron says it’s time to enforce/create rules that remove power from the Prime Minister’s Office and ensure it stays in the hands of individual MPs. How might we redesign parliament for the 21st century? We [...]
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