Political & Democratic Reform

Canada has one of most stable democratic systems in the world. Yet despite being the envy of many, the system is beset with challenges: poor voter turnout, electoral fraud, inadequate representation. A crisis of confidence hangs over Canadian democracy. How to turn things around?

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Women in Politics, Parl. Hill; Nov 2 (Sold out)

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Based on research led by Dr. Betsy MacGregor, research based on interviews with 100 women who have won and lost in politics at all levels, covering all aspects of Canadian diversity. Event on Parl Hill with MPs from all parties.

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Recognizing distinctiveness and accepting our differences – CRRF

By Canadian Race Relations Foundation

The demographic changes experienced by Canada since the introduction of the first Multiculturalism Policy in 1971, have been very significant. The population has increased from approximately 21 million (in 1971) to over 35 million in 2011. The growth d …

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Multiculturalism: Evolution & Challenges – Griffith

By Andrew Griffith

MULTICULTURALISM IN CANADA: EVOLUTION, EFFECIVENESS AND CHALLENGES Our history, a complex and imperfect process of accommodation — between Indigenous peoples and French and then British settlers (English, Scottish and Irish), subsequently between Frenc …

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Redefining (and Revitalizing) Multiculturalism – Mock

By Dr. Karen Mock

Redefining (and Revitalizing) Multiculturalism* Karen R. Mock, Ph.D., C.Psych. On October 8, 1971, the policy of Canadian Multiculturalism was declared in the House of Commons. Much has changed in this country since then, and we have come from the euph …

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Protecting Human Rights in Trade Agreements – Hunsley

By Terrance Hunsley

The NAFTA negotiations are likely to be a tough uphill slog, given Mr Trump’s belligerent stance. It is hard to see how Canada will make much headway on subjects such as gender rights, indigenous rights and environmental regulations. But these issues a …

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Naming Buildings: A useful debate – Cardozo

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The controversy around naming buildings, it’s actually a good debate We need to welcome the debate and not hurl insults at those we disagree with. This is an opportunity to understand discrimination present and past. Second, as we become a more egalita …

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Parliamentary Committee on Poverty Reduction

By Terrance Hunsley

HUMA – the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development, and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, (the name rolls right off the tongue, doesn’t it.) has spent a year hearing from Canadian experts, social advoca …

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Democracy under threat? Not yet, but….

By Yuk-kuen Annie Cheung, PhD, RPP

A word from a concerned friend Since the election of President Donald Trump, many of us who believe in liberal democracy and related norms, including equality of the sexes and amongst peoples, have been holding our breath in a protracted “Kumbaya”. Fou …

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Legacy of Lester B. Pearson

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L to R: Dr. Richard M. Alway, Chairman, Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada; Sen. Landon Pearson; Patricia Pearson, Author; Hon. Andrew Leslie, MP, representing the Government of Canada. Table of Contents 1. The commemorative event on April 4 …

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Flag Day on the Hill (Regan, O’Malley, Ehsassi, Kent, Weir, Pearson, etc.; Feb 15)

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Date: February 15, 2017 L to R: Karen Ludwig, MP, Ali Ehsassi, MP, Hon. Peter Kent, MP. Beatrice Raffoul, Speaker Geoff Regan, Joan O’Malley (seamstress who sewed the first maple leaf flag in 1964), Erin Weir, MP, former Senator Landon Pearson, Anita V …

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