Accidental Deliberations: On pipelines to nowhere

I’ll be taking a look at the individual candidates in the NDP’s leadership race over the next little while. But before I start into that review, I’ll pause to discuss the most bizarre development of the leadership campaign so far. As I noted in reviewing the first debate, Peter Julian’s choice to brand himself largely ...

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Afternoon Links

Assorted content for your Sunday reading. – Chrystia Freeland comments on the disproportionate influence of the super-rich in a democratic system which is supposed to value citizens equally: “I think most Americans believe in the idea of political equality,” Callahan told me. “That idea is obviously corrupted when in 2012, one guy, Sheldon Adelson, can ...

Accidental Deliberations: Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission Submission

As Noah has noted, I appeared in front of the federal electoral boundaries commission this afternoon. Here’s a somewhat abridged and polished version of what I had to say – with a general focus on the value of being able to define boundaries based on better evidence in future revisions than we have available now. ...