The Polls and the Proles

The polls are suggesting a Harper majority may be in the cards, but they may be counting out the wild card in this deck: young people. How do polls work? Pollsters call people.  On land lines. Who answers land lines?  Not many young people anymore.  They’re constantly connected through their…
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Why Minority Government is Good for Canada

The following piece was originally written by CCPA Executive Director Bruce Campbell and CCPA BC Director Seth Klein in the lead-up to the 2006 federal election. Given Stephen Harper’s repeated appeal for a majority in the current campaign (and his frequent assertion that a minority government will fail to provide…
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From “Meh” to We

More people are paying attention to politics during this election than in the 2008 election. Still, the majority doesn’t seem to much care about the big, life-shaping political issues that lie just below the surface of this election – the increasingly blatant attacks on our democratic institutions by the government…
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