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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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Will #IamLinda move votes away from Christy Clark?

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director May 5, 2017 – It’s said that the half-life of a tweet is somewhere between a few minutes and a few hours. By that measure, #IamLinda made it well past its life expectancy. The Twitter hashtag caused

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Meet Jagmeet: Will Canadian opinion on religious symbols affect Singh’s bid for NDP leader?

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director May 18, 2017 – Two years ago, had I described a dapper young politician representing an urban, ethnically mixed riding who could win votes from millennials and those on the left, you’d have thought I was

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They may not be entirely happy about refugee resettlement, but Alberta and Saskatchewan take in more than their fair share

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director and Dave Korzinski, Research Associate February 27, 2017 – Holding a mirror up to society and reflecting back what our society is, rather than what we think it is or want it to be, can be uncomfortable.

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