BC’s electoral referendum could change Canada’s political landscape

 

A vote for proportional representation in BC’s electoral referendum could boost electoral reform in the provinces or even federally.

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Federal Poverty Strategy Discounts Needs of Seniors

The Poverty Reduction Strategy announced by the federal government at the end of August proposes that an official Canadian poverty line be set for the first time and enshrined in legislation; and that official targets be set to reduce the poverty rate by 20% by 2020, and by 50% by 2030.

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U.S Federal Reserve’s blindspot means Canada’s eyes should be wide open

Since the 1980s, financial crises have erupted about once a decade. The last one erupted in 2008. And there are disturbing parallels between the 1980s debt crisis in Latin America, the 1990s financial crisis in Asia, and the deepening financial turmoil in emerging markets such as Turkey today. Which is why it is surprising that the subject of the next crisis was missing from this year’s agenda at the annual economic policy symposium, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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Combatting Doug Ford’s Iron Fist: Lessons from South America

Canadians are not used to iron-fist governments but Ontario’s new Premier Doug Ford’s early actions suggest that his government may well become the exception to the rule.

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