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Political News Friday, July 11, 2014 View Count = 7924

Your Friday Fill(ibuster)

Coffee shops in Victoria come together to increase voter turnout.

Fed up with politicians? So is your MP.

We stumbled on an interesting Reddit thread this week on how to become a Constituency Assistant. They should have checked out our How’d You Get That Job blog series!

Weeks ago we received a question on Twitter about the prevalence of "political families" in Canadian politics, here’s some interesting research we found .

You can also search for the family ties of current/former politicians here.

Listen to our research manager and acting director Jane Hilderman talk civic engagement with fellow experts on this podcast.

This seems like bad news: the less we see politicians, the more popular they get.

It might be time for a daycare in the House of Commons (insert joke here).

A creative new way to increase civic engagement is coming to Toronto.

 You’ve heard of the batmobile, but have you heard of the City of Greater Sudbury’s election bus?

16-year-old builds app to make campaign contributions more transparent in the US. He sounds like an Everyday Political Citizen to us!

It’s a good thing there’s no internet voting in federal elections, or no one would stand a chance against the cats.

Political jobs, events and opportunities


Teachers who want to bring political engagement into their history or civics courses can sign up here for the Ontario Teachers’ Federation’s Summer Institute.

The Mowat Centre, a non-partisan public policy think tank located in the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto, is looking to hire a Senior Policy Research Officer.

Apply to attend the Saskatchewan Youth Parliament Summer Camp

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