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What are the top issues facing B.C.’s new government?

By Ian Holliday, Research Associate New governments rarely get the chance to decide what their first issue will be. When British Columbia Premier-designate John Horgan’s New Democratic Party minority government is sworn in on July 18, the first priority will

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Analysis: Which Canadian party has the biggest tent?

By Ian Holliday, Research Associate June 8, 2017 – There is a conventional wisdom in Canadian politics that the Liberal Party – flanked on both sides of the political spectrum by more ideological parties – is better able to “find the

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B.C.’s political union: Promises, a jilted suitor and four years of drama

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director May 30, 2017 – In the drama-filled world of B.C. political theatre, Monday’s news conference between NDP and Green Party leaders John Horgan and Andrew Weaver was akin to some sort of final rose ceremony: The happy

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Working with the Liberals may be the practical choice for Weaver, but it’s not what Green supporters voted for

By Ian Holliday, Research Associate May 11, 2017 What will Andrew Weaver do? That’s the big question that came out of the British Columbia provincial election Tuesday night. With three seats in the legislature, Weaver and his Green Party look

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Fasten your seat belts, British Columbians – and enjoy the political ride

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director May 10, 2017 – Sometimes, democracy can be breathtaking in the elegance of its simplicity. Voters can do exactly what they say they will, even if we experts would second-guess their intentions, and our own work.

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From Washington Post: These recent elections show that polling isn’t, and never was, broken

Pollsters have to adapt to new conditions, but the basic laws of probability haven’t changed By Anna Greenberg and Jeremy Rosner – Original Post May 5, 2017 – Global financial markets and European Union leaders heaved a sigh of relief after

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