Accidental Deliberations: #Elxn44 Roundup

News and notes from Canada’s federal election campaign. – Dru Oja Jay discusses how activist movements can maximize their impact in a second consecutive minority Parliament by demanding meaningful and lasting change as the price for NDP support.  – Andrew Jackson notes that timidity in presenting a sharp progressive contrast

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Accidental Deliberations: On echoes

Plenty of commentators have pointed out the symmetry between this year’s election and that of 2008 in terms of low voter turnout and general dissatisfaction with the outcome on the part of all parties. But it’s worth noting the similarities between the two campaigns and their aftermath on the part

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Accidental Deliberations: #Elxn44 Roundup

The latest from Canada’s federal election campaign. – Victoria Nicolau reports on the Native Women’s Association of Canada’s campaign scorecard, showing the NDP well ahead of other parties in addressing the issues facing Indigenous women. And Omayra Issa and Theresa Kliem talk to young Indigenous people in Saskatchewan about what

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Accidental Deliberations: #Elxn44 Roundup

News and notes from Canada’s federal election campaign. – Cam Fenton discusses how “strategic” votes for the Libs in the name of climate change figure to be anything but, while David Gray-Donald bluntly describes the Libs’ offering as “denialist trash”. Maya Menezes examines what we should be looking for in

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Accidental Deliberations: #Elxn44 Roundup

News and notes from Canada’s federal election campaign. – Alex Hemingway writes about the need to tax the rich far beyond even the “unlimited zeal” reflected in the NDP’s modest plans to secure additional revenue. And David Moscrop makes the case for far more discussion of systemic change in who owns and makes decisions

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Accidental Deliberations: #Elxn44 Roundup

The latest from Canada’s federal election campaign. – Christo Aivalis discusses Jagmeet Singh’s much-needed willingness to take on the power of the rich to fight for a country that works for everybody. And Shelly Hagan writes about the resulting possibility of greater social contributions being required of those who can

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