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  • October 20, 2014

    EPCitizen Q&A: Terri Chu

    Terri Chu was a 2013 Everyday Political Citizen, a project that which celebrates people from coast to coast to coast who get a little bit political. Terri is founder and organizer of grassroots not-for-profit Why Should I Care? She’s currently running for Toronto City Council in Ward 20 and her election is coming up on October 27. Samara caught up with Terri on the campaign trail to hear how she got engaged in politics and what everyday political citizenship is all about.
  • October 17, 2014

    Friday Fill(ibuster): Chowing down on electoral burgers

    A contender for Toronto city council tells us that it's a eat-or-be-eaten world, Bruce Anderson claims that we are political grazers rather than feasters and a couple Toronto Argonauts chow down on electoral burgers. With municipal elections on the menu, we serve up some tasty democracy news.
  • October 16, 2014

    EPCitizen finalist Q&A: Idil Burale

    Sanara chats with Idil Burale, one of the finalists for the 2013 Everyday Political Citizen project. She’s currently running for Toronto City Council in Ward 1 and her election is coming up on October 27.

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  • 50 ways to fix our political system: Redesigning Parliament

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understanding of politics            
and to examine assumptions
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