Province taking steps toward creating First Nations justice system

THUNDER BAY -- Ontario is taking preliminary steps toward creating a parallel justice system for First Nations. The province has launched a three-year, $400,000 project to assemble Indigenous knowledge-keepers and consider traditional laws supplanting Euro

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Counting Votes: Essays on Electoral Reform

 On June 7, 2016, the government formed the Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reform, as part of the Liberal government’s campaign promise that 2015 would be the last election held under first-past-the-post (FPTP). The committee’s task is to deliver alt

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#ERRE Electoral Reform

Everything You Need To Know About Democratic Reform November 2 2016 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Rideau Club) November 3, 2016, 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM (University of Ottawa) Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef will be the opening keynote speaker at #ERRE, a con

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Don't change Canada's electoral system without parliamentary unanimity or a national referendum!

Justin Trudeau the leader of the Liberal Party promised 2015 will be the last election fought on the current first past the post system. Prime Minister Trudeau says you have to make choices at one point. And his choice is to have an all party parliamentary

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Clear consensus on voting reform – now government must act

Following nationwide consultations on how and whether we should change our voting system, and after studying the issue of electoral reform for several months, the House of Commons’ Special Committee on Electoral Reform has delivered a report recommending a

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Kids in Saint John are living in crisis: make sure they have a safe, affordable home and a warm bed!

“kids are hungry. They live in substandard housing, with little or no heat, and sometimes, no beds. They aren’t healthy. They don’t have winter coats. They’re living in crisis... All of this puts learning on the back burner.” I have not been able to get th

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Less Ottawa, More Province: How Decentralization Is Key to Health Care Reform

Despite high levels of public spending, Canada’s health-care system consistently performs more poorly than a number of peer jurisdictions with universal health-care systems. Governments across the country must address this policy challenge in a context of

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How Should We Vote? Electoral Reform in Canada

Join a distinguished and diverse panel of policymakers, community representatives, and academics as they discuss the implications of electoral reform for Canadian democracy in action at a U of T Centre for Ethics Public Issues Forum on Friday, Dec. 9, at 3

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What is the future of electoral reform in Canada?

Fair Vote Vancouver is pleased to welcome guest speaker David Moscrop to our 2017 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday February 21st at 7 pm at SFU Harbour Centre in Vancouver.  Mr. Moscrop will speak to the question, "What is the future of electoral reform i

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UN science report warns of fewer bees, other pollinators

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many species of wild bees, butterflies and other critters that pollinate plants are shrinking toward extinction, and the world needs to do something about it before our food supply suffers, a new United Nations scientific mega-report warn

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Note to Reader: I made this presentation on February 9th 2017 at a forum that was hosted by UVIC, Amnesty International, Sierra Club BC, Council of Canadian, Kairos BC. It was a 20 minute presentation so this article is a bit long.Introduction Sometimes it

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Security Sector Reform Resource Centre

A hub for security sector observers to network and access innovative research and analysis

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The Liberals want you to think PR would be bad for Canada. Here’s why they’re wrong

Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government has gotten itself into a real pickle when it comes to the issue of electoral reform. After campaigning on a promise to make the 2015 Federal Election the last one held under our current first-past-the-post (FPTP) system,

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Buffalo Billion Probe: Bad Apples or Broken System?

Gov. Cuomo in Buffalo (photo via The Governor's Office) As U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s office issues a storm of subpoenas to the administration of Governor Andrew Cuomo and his close associates in relation to the state’s Buffalo Billion economic developm

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