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Canadian Encyclopedia
The full text of The Canadian Encyclopedia and its related resources has been made available online by the Historica Foundation as a public service since 1999. Since its publication in book form in 1985, The Canadian Encyclopedia ...
Fair Vote Canada
Representing over 55,000 Canadians, Fair Vote Canada is a grassroots, multi-partisan citizens' campaign for voting reform. We promote the introduction of an element of proportional representation into elections for all levels of g...
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. Its objective is to strengthen democratic institutions and...
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
With 56 States drawn from Europe, Central Asia and America, the OSCE is the world's largest regional security organization, bringing comprehensive and co-operative security to a region that stretches from Vancouver to Vladivostok....
Organization of American States
The Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. T...
Parliamentary Names & Numbers
Parliamentary Names & Numbers is your guide to governments in Canada. It's an invaluable resource, available online, for anyone who needs information about Canada's politicians, senior bureaucrats, and the government sector...

News Releases

Canada Votes: The Ethnic Issue
2011-04-21
Canadian Ethnocultural Council
The Canadian Ethnocultural Council (CEC) is pleased that, in this federal election, all political parties are considering the importance of the ethnocultural population in the election process.
Catch 22 - A Voter Powered Campaign to Defeat the Harper Conservatives
2011-04-01
Catch 22 Campaign
A national public interest group opposing the Harper government has named 40 ridings across the country where Conservatives won by small margins and could be defeated by strategic voting.
Could Social Media Monitoring have Better Predicted the Results to the Alberta Provincial Election?
2012-04-28
Tenato Strategy Inc.
New data shows that social media monitoring is far more current, and perhaps more reliable, than traditional polling. It's time for the media to start paying attention to new methods.
Election Campaigns: Professionalism and Integrity or Pot-shots and Personal Attacks?
2010-09-23
CanMediate International, Ruth Sirman
Mayoralty candidates in the Ottawa election campaign will choose how they present their platforms and themselves. Is the strategy of personal attacks and nastiness working? What does it imply for the ...
Elections 2011 - New Board
2011-03-18
National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada
National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada - Elections 2011 - New Board
Iran bars foreign media from reporting on protests
2009-06-17
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Iranian government's decision to bar foreign journalists from leaving their offices to report, film, or take photographs--a restriction intended to pr...
New group urges progressives to build 'One Big Campaign' to take on Harper
2012-04-16
The Campaign to build 'One Big Campaign'
A campaign urging Canadian social activist groups to work together under one massive umbrella to take on the Harper regime and his right-wing supporters was officially launched today.

Sources Select Resources

Bulgaria 1990/Albania 1991
Teaching Communists What Democracy is All About
Blum, William
Article
Common Courage Press
An account of American intervention in the Bulgarian and Albanian elections of 1990-1991
Canada's Distorted Electoral System
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2000
Connexions Information Sharing Services / Ulli Diemer
Canada's electoral system is undemocratic
Canada's Election Needs Outside Observers To Ensure Fairness: Report
Article
2015
Canadian Press
Canada needs outside observers to monitor the federal election for fairness due to the rise of big money, nasty attack ads and new voting laws, says a report based on a survey of civil society groups.
Changes to voting system leave Canada worse off
Repo. Marjaleena
Article
2015
The Star Phoenix
How did we end up with this convoluted and discriminatory method of voting when we once had perhaps the best method in the world - door-to-door enumeration and no hard-to-get voter ID requirement?
A Citizen's Guide to Combating Election Propaganda: Debunking Anti-Welfare Myths
DiMaggio, Anthony
Article
2016
CounterPunch
The goal moving forward must be to create a critical citizen consciousness, so the masses don't simply "accept what they're told" once every four years by the pretty faces running for office. What fol...
Content Magazine - Number 23
September 1972
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Content Magazine
The Culture That Created Donald Trump Was Liberal, Not Conservative
Lewis, Jim
Article
2016
The Intercept
Now that Donald Trump, the candidate, has become both widely popular and deeply loathsome, we're seeing a cataract of editorials and commentary aimed at explaining how it happened and who's to blame. ...
Elections Canada bungled its investigation of Michael Sona and the 2011 robocall scandal
Keefer, Michael
Article
2015
rabble.ca
Because the 'robocalls' fraud of Canada's 2011 federal election was insufficiently investigated by state authorities and underreported by the corporate media, Canadians have yet to understand its scal...
Iran bars foreign media from reporting on protests
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Iranian government's decision to bar foreign journalists from leaving their offices to report, film, or take photographs--a restriction intended to pr...
Just winning next election not enough for Liberals or NDP
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2013
if there is a new government, it will come to power with the extreme right wing more entrenched than ever before.... Aggressive organizations are determined to maintain policies that tend to reward th...
Mercenary of Reaction
Lynton Crosby in Canada
Kampmark, Binoy
Article
2015
Dissident Voice
Lynton Crosby has a full schedule. He is the modern electoral PR hitman for parties in dire straits. He is hired to stir the pot of resentment and undermine hopes for change. His very existence sugges...
The Nation is Not Divided and Still Prefers Bernie Sanders
Harms, Gregory
Article
2016
CounterPunch
The reportage of the presidential primaries has been heavy on personalities and the latest numbers, and light on information useful to voters. Comparisons to a horse race are apt. Were the news to tak...
100 Trump voters explain why they voted for him even though they think he 'could destroy the whole world'
Altman, Sam
Article
2017
Business Insider UK
After the election, I decided to talk to 100 Trump voters from around the country. I went to the middle of the country, the middle of the state, and talked to many online.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 8, 2015
Elections
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Richwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
connexions
Elections are the topic of the week, with items related to the October 19 Canadian federal election, and also to broader issues of parliamentary democracy, voting and whether voting can bring about ch...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 20, 2016
Connexions Enters Its Fifth Decade
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
This issue of Connexions Other Voices falls on the 40th anniversary of the publication of the very first Connexions newsletter, which was published in February 1976. That first issue carried the title...
Rigged
Swanson, David
Article
2016
Counter Punch
The 2016 Republican presidential primary was rigged. It wasn't rigged by the Republicans, the Democrats, Russians, space aliens, or voters. It was rigged by the owners of television networks who belie...
Seven News
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1970
Seven News
Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no long...
A Short History of Black Voter Suppression
Parker, Nicholas
Article
2012
CounterPunch
The Right's organized movement to suppress the votes of African Americans and Latin Americans, and the urban and rural poor by means of the passing of voter ID (Poll Tax) laws in states receives no me...
Strong voter registration campaign could mean the end for Harper
Fillmore Nick
Article
2015
The primary objective of Stephen Harper's absurdly-named Fair Elections Act is to prevent hundreds-of-thousands of Canadians from voting for the NDP, Liberals, Greens, etc. But efforts to help people...
Suffrage (Voting Rights)
Connexipedia Article
Article
The civil right to vote, or the exercise of that right.
Trump and Clinton: Censoring the unpalatable
Pilger, John
Article
2016
RT
A virulent if familiar censorship is about to descend on the US election campaign. As the cartoon brute, Donald Trump, seems almost certain to win the Republican Party's nomination, Hillary Clinton is...
Trump and the Liberal Intelligentsia: a View from Europe
Bricmont, Jean
Article
2016
CounterPunch
A new specter haunts the American elites: the candidacy of Donald Trump in the US President election and his success so far in the Republican primaries. The Republican establishment itself hopes to bl...
What is Stephen Harper doing to Canada? How can we stop him?
Article
2015
The Harper regime has had a toxic effect on Canada. The wealthy are better off, but most Canadians are worse off, and rights and freedoms, democracy, access to information, and science have suffered. ...
Why aren't people voting?
Repo, Marjaleena
Article
2011
The Canadian Charger
There is much ado about "voter apathy", with a focus on young people, who in creative and desperate ways are urged and "mobbed" to vote. Unfortunately, much of this effort is barking up the wrong tree...
Why Hillary Won the Debate (Even though She Didn't)
Leupp, Gary
Article
2015
Dissident Voice
CNN and Facebook co-sponsored last week’s Democratic presidential frontrunners' "debate." After the event, CNN conducted a poll. "Who won the debate?" it asked. The result: 83% Bernie Sanders; 12% Hil...
Why People Vote Against Themselves
Wisconsin and the Collapse of Liberalism
Smith, Sam
Article
2012
CounterPunch
The reasons people vote against their self-interest are numerous and varied but key to them is often a culture under great stress believing false promises being made to it by the powerful.
Why Voters Aren't Motivated by a Laundry List of Positions on Issues
Brewer, Joe; Lakoff, George
Article
An introduction to cognitive policy – the values, frames, and arguments that make sense of the political process.

Sources Bookshelf

Content Magazine - Number 23
September 1972
Serial Publication (Periodical)
The History of Democracy
A Marxist Interpretation
Roper, Brian S.
Book
2013
Roper traces the history of democracy from ancient Athens to the emergence of liberal representative and socialist participatory democracy. He argues that democracy cannot be understood separately fro...
Inventing Reality
The Politics of News Media
Parenti, Michael
Book
1993
Parenti sets out to demonstrate how the news media distort important aspects of social and political life and why they do.
Manufacturing Consent
The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Herman, Edward S.; Chomsky, Noam
Book
1988
Contrary to the usual image of the press and cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitious in its search for truth, Herman and Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets...
The Silent Revolution
Media, Democracy, and the Free Trade Debate
Winter, James P.
Book
1990

Government Ministries & Agencies

Elections Canada
Conduct federal general elections, by-elections or referendums, administers the political financing provisions of the Canada Elections Act, monitors compliance and enforces electoral legislation.


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