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Updated Electoral Record

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Lowering the federal voting age in Canada to 16 sounds good in principle … but in practice?

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director Elections Canada may have hired (then later fired) a dozen or so social media influencers to persuade young people to vote this fall, but the bigger question is: How much influence on democracy should the

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From My Parents’ Homeland to My Own

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director As a journalist and then a polling executive at the Angus Reid Institute, Shachi Kurl has explored the questions around immigration and its role in the Canadian experience and identity. As the Canadian-born daughter of

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As we move closer to election day, beware the backups

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director OK, can we talk about backups? Everyone’s got them: your backup vacation home checker, in case your first choice has a record of drowning house plants. Your backup babysitter when brother-in-law wants a night off.

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Conservatives are surging provincially. Can Andrew Scheer win their biggest battle?

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director Notwithstanding a stumble on the Rock Thursday night, Canadian Conservatives have wracked up a year’s worth of election victories in Ontario, Alberta, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, showing an appetite, and aptitude, for winning.

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Here’s why Elizabeth May’s Green Party is drawing so much voter attention

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director Among the whoppers politicians tell is that they don’t pay attention to polls. That’s baloney. With fewer than six months until an expected federal vote, they’re poring over every dataset they can find. The numbers

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