Canadian Election Reform – update and thoughts about the Senate

Will Justin Trudeau keep his promise to make the 2015 election the last one held under the first-past-the-post (FPTP) system? Doubts continue to be raised.

Source: Montreal Gazette - January 8, 2017
Full article at: http://montrealgazette.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-the-place-for-proportional-representation-is-canadas-senate

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CA Prime Minister Trudeau scuffles in Parliament over assisted-dying vote

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was accused of "manhandling" Opposition whip Gord Brown and elbowing NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau in the House of Commons as MPs gathered for a vote on the government's assisted-dying bill Wednesday afternoon.

Source: CBC News - May 18, 2016
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The official platform of the Liberal Party of Canada

Topic-by-topic explanation of positions of the Liberal Party of Canada .

Source: Liberal Party of Canada - September 1, 2015
Full article at: https://www.liberal.ca/realchange/

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CA Liberal Leader Trudeau bars anti-abortion candidates from seeking office

"We make sure that the people who are stepping forward are consistent with the Liberal Party as it is now, as it stands under my leadership and under the feedback we're getting from Canadians across the country."

Source: CBC News - May 7, 2014
Full article at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/anti-abortion-candidates-need-not-apply-in-2015-justin-trudeau-says-1.2634877

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New Democrat Party of Ontario - platform

The 2014 platform of the New Democratic Party of Ontario, under Andrea Horwath

Source: New Democratic Party - May 1, 2014
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The Leaders: Andrea Horwath, Steeltown street fighter

Toronto Star's profile of Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath

Source: Toronto Star - October 13, 2011
Full article at: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2011/10/03/the_leaders_andrea_horwath_steeltown_street_fighter.html

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Editorial endorsing Jo-Ann Davis as School Board Trustee

Downtown Toronto newspaper the Bulletin endorses Jo-Ann Davis as candidate for the Toronto Catholic District School Board

Source: The Bulletin - October 10, 2010
Full article at: https://thebulletin.ca/forgive-christine-elect-jo-ann-davis/

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Perspectives on Climate Change Action in Canada - A Collaborative Report From Auditor General

Subject: [canet] Auditors General reports on CC
This is a report of all the auditors general across Canada (federal, prov’l, terr’l) on the status of climate action in each jurisdiction. The general consensus is that Provinces are not prepared to confront impacts of climate change - A sobering look on our progress (or lack of it) on mitigation and adaptation. A conclusion - we are not fully prepared for potential impacts of climate change.

Source: Office of the Auditor General of Canada -
Full article at: http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/English/admin_e_41.html%20

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