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  • April 24, 2015

    Friday Fill(ibuster): Up in the air

    Our weekly democracy news roundup covers the federal budget, the Alberta election and also features a sweet Scholar's Corner from David Moscrop on greatness and control.
  • April 22, 2015

    If the Senate is a Farce, the Commons is a Tragedy

    Today’s Democracy 360 blog post comes to us from Kingston-based political science Professor and researcher Richard Tindal. Reflecting on the Mike Duffy expense scandal, he shows that the political malady afflicting Canada is much more pernicious than a single rogue senator. Drawing on his new book Reviving Canadian Democracy, he outlines the way that lacklustre performance in the areas of leadership and participation has put Canadian democracy on life support.
  • April 20, 2015

    Empowerment & connection in North York

    In this Democracy 360 blog post, North York teacher Marilyn Kleiman digs into the reasons why Canadians don’t participate in politics before painting a picture of political conversation in action.

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