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'Pause' ONTC divestment: Murray | Local | News | North Bay Nugget

'Pause' ONTC divestment: Murray | Local | News | North Bay Nugget | politics in Canada | Scoop.it

North Bay Nugget news item from last week on leadership candidate Glen Murray's postion on the sale of ONTC.


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One-time-only electoral pact could cure our voting-system problems | Full Comment | National Post

One-time-only electoral pact could cure our voting-system problems | Full Comment | National Post | politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Monday’s byelection results are galling to the democratic principle, as it is galling that a party that wins 37% of the vote overall can win 100% of the power...
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Byelections: Moving beyond first-past-the-post | Full Comment | National Post

Byelections: Moving beyond first-past-the-post | Full Comment | National Post | politics in Canada | Scoop.it
What we need is an instant runoff election, using a ranked ballot, in each riding.

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Tim Harper: Elizabeth May emerging as player on crowded left

Tim Harper: Elizabeth May emerging as player on crowded left | politics in Canada | Scoop.it
A progressive logjam appears to be getting more crowded and that can only be good news for the Conservatives.
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Rob Ford lost the battle, not the war

Rob Ford lost the battle, not the war | politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Toronto’s mayor has the largest personal mandate of any public official in Canada. Rob Ford earned more than 380,000 votes in 2010, more than any directly elected Canadian politician since Mel Lastman won the same job in 1997.
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John Ivison on Mark Carney: Canada just lost one of its best and brightest | Full Comment | National Post

John Ivison on Mark Carney: Canada just lost one of its best and brightest | Full Comment | National Post | politics in Canada | Scoop.it
His appointment to the FSB and now the Bank of England tell you how highly his peers rate him...
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In robo-call beef, Tories ask: Where's the witness?

In robo-call beef, Tories ask: Where's the witness? | politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Bid to quash lawsuits to overturn results in six ridings across country...
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No evidence anyone failed to vote due to misleading calls, Conservative MPs say

No evidence anyone failed to vote due to misleading calls, Conservative MPs say | politics in Canada | Scoop.it
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Chinese Miners Sought Out At Lower Pay: Unions

Chinese Miners Sought Out At Lower Pay: Unions | politics in Canada | Scoop.it
VANCOUVER - A mining company that has hired hundreds of temporary workers from China for its northern B.C.
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FFWD - Calgary News & Views - News - Initiative aims to unite Calgary progressives

FFWD - Calgary News & Views - News - Initiative aims to unite Calgary progressives | politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Conservatives always win in downtown Calgary. It sounds rigid, but for the riding of Calgary Centre, that’s been the truth since it was established in 1968.
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Emails show Elections Canada raised voter suppression concerns before election

Emails show Elections Canada raised voter suppression concerns before election | politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Three days before the last federal election, Elections Canada confronted the Conservatives about suspicious calls directing voters to the wrong polling stations but were met with denials of any wrongdoing from the party’s lawyer, internal emails...
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Ottawa dials down Northern Gateway pipeline support | Energy | News | Financial Post

Ottawa dials down Northern Gateway pipeline support | Energy | News | Financial Post | politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, said Ottawa is still very keen to develop new markets for Canada’s oil, but is also keeping an eye on public opinion...
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Elections Canada investigates call complaints in 56 ridings - Politics - CBC News

Elections Canada investigates call complaints in 56 ridings - Politics - CBC News | politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Elections Canada investigators are working in 56 ridings to track complaints of misleading or harassing phone calls during the 2011 federal election campaign, newly released court documents show.
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Ontario Liberal leadership: Candidates jockey for support from Liberal luminaries

Ontario Liberal leadership: Candidates jockey for support from Liberal luminaries | politics in Canada | Scoop.it
From the back rooms to the backbenches, the Liberal luminaries will have a major impact on who emerges as Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty’s successor.
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Joan Crockatt reflects on Calgary Centre byelection win - Calgary - CBC News

Joan Crockatt reflects on Calgary Centre byelection win - Calgary - CBC News | politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Conservative candidate Joan Crockatt came out on top after what she calls a nail-biting evening in the Calgary Centre byelection on Monday.
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Toronto mayor ordered removed

Toronto mayor ordered removed | politics in Canada | Scoop.it
An Ontario judge ordered today that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford be relieved of his duties as the city's chief magistrate after it was found he violated conflict of interest rules...
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Updated: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford removed from office in conflict of interest case

Updated: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford removed from office in conflict of interest case | politics in Canada | Scoop.it
'Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose,' says Toronto mayor as he announced plans to appeal...
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Canada’s ‘no comment’ Conservative government

Canada’s ‘no comment’ Conservative government | politics in Canada | Scoop.it
The communications people are on the shortest possible leash.
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Tim Harper: Why the Calgary Centre byelection is worth watching

Tim Harper: Why the Calgary Centre byelection is worth watching | politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Next Monday's byelection was supposed to be a Conservative stroll, but Calgary could confound again.
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Liberals to introduce 3,000 amendments to feds’ massive omnibus budget bill, NDP vow to do same; parties say to expect another Commons voting marathon | hilltimes.com

Liberals to introduce 3,000 amendments to feds’ massive omnibus budget bill, NDP vow to do same; parties say to expect another Commons voting marathon | hilltimes.com | politics in Canada | Scoop.it
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Is the Conservative robocall narrative starting to crumble?

Is the Conservative robocall narrative starting to crumble? | politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Here is Anita Hawdur, an Elections Canada officer, in an email a day before the 2011 election, the one in which the Conservatives are accused of attempting to rig the vote by directing voters to the wrong polling stations.
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Elections Canada email trail points to growing suspicions over voter suppression ‘mischief’ during 2011 election | Canadian Politics | Canada | News | National Post

Elections Canada email trail points to growing suspicions over voter suppression ‘mischief’ during 2011 election | Canadian Politics | Canada | News | National Post | politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Three days before the last federal election, Elections Canada confronted the Conservatives about suspicious calls directing voters to the wrong polling stations but were met with denials of any wrongdoing...
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