Tag Archives: elections

On Canada Day, why I love Canada

July 1 is Canada Day – every year.  It’s the birthday of Confederation, the date in 1867 on which Canada ceased to be a British colony and become a country in its own right.  On July 1, 1867 this new … Continue reading

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Elections, democracy, and doing it right

How to start this post. Writing about voting and representation isn’t easy, especially during an election. But this election in particular has me thinking about our options and how we get this right in the future. I’m not talking about … Continue reading

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Elections, happiness, and Bhutan

The nastiness of election campaigns pervades the news these days and dissatisfaction runs high towards most politicians in most developed countries.  The words “happy”, “satisfied”, and “trusting” don’t immediately come to mind where political processes are concerned right now, even … Continue reading

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