In just over a month’s time, Canadians will go to the polls to decide whether or not to give Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party a fourth term in government. With Harper’s party ten points down in the polls compared to its 2011 election result which saw the center-left New Democratic Party (NDP) became the official opposition for the first time ever Claudia […]
Progressives face a tough fight in next year’s Canadian election, currently scheduled for October. Claudia Chwalisz writes that even as the support for the Liberal Party and the New Democratic Party outstrips the Conservatives’, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government’s changes to the electoral rules will likely suppress voter turnout and leave the door open to more electoral fraud.
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The Liberal Party looks poised to do well in next year’s Canadian elections, writes Claudia Chwalisz. However, the Conservatives have changed the rules of the game to their advantage with the controversial ‘Fair Elections Act’ – a bill that suppresses voter turnout, increases money’s influence on results, and eliminates the independent elections monitor.
Ahead of next year’s Canadian elections, the […]
The Liberals’ victory in Ontario shows that campaigns for an active role for the state can still have wide political appeal.
Last week, voters in Canada’s largest province of Ontario elected a Liberal majority against the odds, with almost 70 per cent of the vote going towards parties on the centre-left. Reflecting on the campaign, Claudia Chwalisz writes that even in a liberal market economy, a campaign for an active role for the state can have serious political traction, and that […]