Réforme de l’immigration: sans alliés, Legault se tourne vers Facebook
«Je pense que si vous regardez sur mon Facebook, par exemple, je dirais que 90 % des gens sont d’accord avec ce que nous faisons.»
"if i look on my facebook, for example, i think 90% of people agree with what we are doing."
Parse, don’t validate
unless you already know what type-driven design is, my catchy slogan probably doesn’t mean all that much to you. Fortunately, that’s what the remainder of this blog post is for.
Milking prison labour
The jobs that will be opening at Joyceville will be CORCAN jobs, and the incarcerated people who do them will be paid as little as $1.95 per day for their work.
The prison farms as they’ve been reconstituted fit into the increasing neoliberalization of both agriculture and incarceration by channelling the labour of incarcerated people into a low-paid workforce that seems likely to engage in farm activities primarily for corporate profits.
Final farewell to green energy as turbines come down
Jen Ackerman says the gathering is about “shaming” the Doug Ford government for cancelling what was to be a nine turbine development when four were already up and ready to go.
A crew of workers, most from from Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia has been on scene constructing giant cranes to get ready for turbine tear-down, a huge job that could take three years before everything is completely finished.
Widespread support for Liberal-NDP co-operation in Parliament
In a post-election survey conducted by Abacus Data of 1,517 people aged 18 and over, 41 per cent of respondents either support or strongly support co-operation between the two federal parties, with 23 per cent saying that they can accept it.
When it comes to political affiliation, Liberal party and NDP respondents were more likely to support co-operation. Conservative party respondents were more likely to not.
The root of the Conservative Party’s failure to launch
The problem the Conservatives have is that a lot of voters in the centre no longer see them as a party they can swing to. They don’t see them as a desirable alternative.
While the Conservatives had the support of 32 per cent of decided voters, a mere 6 per cent of the rest of the population picked them as their second choice.
The Conservatives, in short, are now the party of their base, and their base alone.
Ontario moving ahead with Supreme Court appeal of federal carbon tax
Premier Doug Ford had suggested in August that his government would reconsider the province’s constitutional challenge should the Conservatives lose the federal election, which they did. The Liberals remain in power, although as a minority government.
“The people are going to decide when the election’s over,” Ford said in August. “Once the people decide, I believe in democracy.”
One person, one vote? In Canada, it’s not even close
Proportional representation — or a variation thereof — was among Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s campaign promises four years ago, going so far as to declare the 2015 election would be Canada’s last under the first-past-the-post system. Yet here we are again, one broken promise later, back at the drawing board.
'Democracy is awesome': Former Syrian refugees vote as Canadian citizens
As a child, Alsaleh worked at a polling station in Syria preparing election cards.
"It asked a question: 'Do you want Mr. Assad to be the president?' My job was to mark yes, so when Syrians come to vote … it's already marked yes," he said. "That's Syrian democracy."
"For the first time, I see a ballot with choices and I get to vote secretly and then cast my own vote into the ballot — it's amazing."
Jagmeet Singh Soars! Can the Leader of the NDP close the deal?
Jagmeet Singh’s “job approval” rating continues to increase and is literally “soaring”, like we have never seen before. Singh has gone from 22% (job approval) in early September to 33% in early October and since the English Leaders’ debate, has soared up to 49%.
Singh enjoys positive “job approval” ratings from both men and women and across all age categories.
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