Quebec’s – and Canada’s – tolerance for religious symbols remains selective

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director As battle lines are drawn over the Coalition Avenir Quebec’s promised ban on public servants wearing religious garments or articles at work, it’s instructive to separate generalities from specifics. When Quebecers are asked general questions such

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B.C. Electoral Reform Referendum: Voters’ motivations, and why proportional representation failed

Four-in-ten say holding this referendum was a good idea, while one-third say it was a bad one December 20, 2018 – The votes are in, and BC’s future general elections will operate much the same as the last ones. With

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Crossing the Floor: Canadians weigh in on elected members who quit their parties between elections

Four-in-ten say floor-crossing should be banned & prefer by-elections if members want to change parties December 11, 2018 – With one Ontario MPP leaving the governing Progressive Conservative Party to sit as an independent and party leaders reportedly concerned about

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Story 1 – Ford Nation takes Ontario

After years of discontent with the Liberal government under Kathleen Wynne, all signs pointed to change in the Ontario election. In February, however, odds on favourite to become the next Premier, Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario leader Patrick Brown, stepped

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Story 2 – The TransMountain pipeline saga

An issue long-simmering in Western Canada took the national stage in the first half of 2018 – the Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline expansion. There were no shortage of story lines when it came to that project. Green Party Leader Elizabeth

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Story 3 – The New NAFTA

The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement traveled a rocky road. The process was contentious, and characterized by missed deadlines and threats of withdrawals from U.S. President Donald Trump. Early in 2018 Canadian officials were reportedly convinced the President would pull the plug on

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