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Brits prepare for years of minority government

Brits prepare for years of minority government

The British are getting used to the idea of minority Parliaments as voting patterns change and the two mainline parties, Conservative and Labour, lose ground to smaller parties, observed Nick Pearce, Director of the London-based Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), at a roundtable hosted by the Canadian Centre in Ottawa on May 6, 2014. "What are progressives thinking about …

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Progressive parties in Ontario should commit to talk cooperation after the election

Progressive parties in Ontario should commit to talk cooperation after the election

There are two pretty clear options in the upcoming Ontario election:  a balanced progressive agenda put forward by the Liberals and a fairly neo-Conservative one put forward by the Progressive Conservatives (they may need to drop the "Progressive" part of their name soon, as they are really all conservative and hardly progressive - like their federal counterparts).  This is not to …

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Nouveau président au CTC

Hassan Yussuff, le nouveau président du Congrès du travail du Canada, élu le 24 avril, 2014, est passé de la chaîne de montage d’automobiles au poste le plus élevé au sein du mouvement syndical canadien. Il accumule depuis longtemps des réalisations importantes. Il est devenu la première personne de couleur ayant été élue à un poste de dirigeant du CTC quand il …

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Open Senate Liberal caucus takes on assisted suicide

Open Senate Liberal caucus takes on assisted suicide

How do you deal with a controversial, delicate and emotional issue in Parliament?  In caucus?  In public? A closed caucus meeting no more.  How about an open caucus meeting?  The Senate Liberals came up with the innovate idea of (i) having open Caucus meetings and (ii) having each meeting focused on a particular high-profile topic where they invite guests from …

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Canadian Centre board member key progressive voice in McMurray by-election


Kyle Harrietha is the Liberal candidate in the by-election in For McMurray for June 30 and has a good chance of winning! He is currently the General Manager of Fort McMurray Métis Local 1935 where he works for the advancement of Métis people in Northeastern Alberta.  Before that he worked in a senior role with the Cumulative Environmental Management Association in Fort McMurray working on the Reclamation Working Group which develops guidelines for mine site reclamation in the oil sands.  He also spent several years working as an aide to MPs on Parliament Hill.Kyle was an early supporter of the Canadian Centre and has been on the Board of Advisors from the start.Send him a donation or a message at:http://kyleharrietha.liberal.ca/.

Summer reading list - send us your picks!

We are putting together our third seasonal reading list for progressives - so please send us your picks, be they books, essays, online texts, websites, videos, movies, etc. We put out the summer reading list last summer and a Christmas list last winter.  Send us your picks by around June 10 so we can send out the new list before you start making tracks for your summer getaway.You can check out the previous lists at: http://www.thecanadiancentre.ca/initiative/progressive-reading-list/

Please send your picks to info@thecanadiancentre.ca