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Politics

Alberta elects United Conservative Party government

Alberta woke up to a new centre-right government today after voters in the oil-rich Western Canadian province that has fallen on hard times recently delivered a landslide victory to the United Conservative Party led by Jason Kenney. Tuesday’s election turned» 

International, Politics

Canada ‘very concerned’ about foreign meddling, says Chrystia Freeland

Interference by foreign “malign actors” in the upcoming federal election in Canada “is very likely,” Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Friday. “We’re, we are very concerned.  I think our judgement is interference is very likely,” Freeland told reporters Friday.» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Is democracy in trouble? New book looks at solutions

Have we now become “too dumb for democracy”.  Well, not really in that sense The subtitles are fairly self-explanatory about what’s in the new book, “Why we make bad political decisions, and how we can make better ones” The book» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Ottawa unveils new measures to combat election interference

With nine month to go until Canadians head to polls to elect the next federal government, Ottawa unveiled a series of new measures aimed at further beefing up Canada’s electoral system against foreign interference, and enhancing its ability to defend» 

Environment

Indigenous reindeer herders request emergency aid after drought, wildfires

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North.  This week, we bring you another instalment of our occasional series looking at how climate change is affecting not only the Canadian North, but different parts of the» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics

Feature Interview: The politics of climate

As the dust settles after Canada’s marathon 78-day federal election campaign, post mortems are being done on the issues that did, and didn’t, resonate with Canadians. Everything from the Syrian refugee crisis to terrorism dominated headlines during the campaign. But climate change issues were» 

The LINK Online, Sat., July 4, 2015

Your hosts this week, Lynn, Carmel, and Marc When it comes to Canadian stereotypes, the comedy characters Bob and Doug McKenzie got it right by wearing toques, plaid shirts, parkas and saying “eh” a lot..and drinking lots of beer © CBC» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Eye on the Arctic – Week in Review 11/28/14

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North   On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of the top headlines from Eye on the Arctic this week: – The Canadian government has made the Arctic» 

Politics, Society

Government blocks cross-Canada consultation on Fair Elections Act

The ruling Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper blocked an opposition motion for cross country consultations by a House of Commons committee of the government’s proposed Fair Elections Act on Tuesday night (February 25). All government MPs, led by» 

Politics, Society

Chief Electoral Officer: Canada needs to move from 19th to 21st century

Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand had a lot of issues to deal with when he testified at a House of Commons committee on Tuesday (May 28), but his main request was that promised electoral reforms be in place by»