New immigrants to Canada, including Syrian-born Tareq Hadhad (centre) who founded the company Peace by Chocolate in Antigonish, N.S., swear allegiance at an Oath of Citizenship ceremony in Halifax in January 2020.
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Following the Sept. 20 federal election, an important question must be asked: How is the Canadian electoral process accommodating the country’s increasing linguistic diversity?
Our first-past-the-post electoral system works poorly when there are lots of three-way races and even some four-way races. Seats can be won with far less than a majority, meaning it’s time to revisit electoral reform.
New research offers a new electoral system that can deliver proportionality and even enhance local representation.
With a very close result as counting continues, it could be weeks or even months before a government is formed. But Sunday’s election has already delivered some significant results.
Across the world, people have become less likely to take part in elections in recent decades.
Vladimir Putin’s anti-opposition tactics helped pull off the parliamentary win.
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Russia’s Central Election Commission announced results that give a strong majority to United Russia. It was met with skepticism, if little surprise.
Voters should be aware of how their personal data is being collected and used by political parties.
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During an election, political parties gather personal data about Canadian voters. This data collection isn’t regulated, and citizens should be concerned.
Gavin Newsom’s victory could provide a national strategy for Democrats.
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The state’s Democratic governor held off an attempt to oust him by some margin. His victory provides a pathway for the national party, and a reminder of the mobilizing power of the state.
A woman wears a Make Canada Great Again cap during a demonstration opposing government policy on immigration near the Canada-U.S. border in 2019.
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As Canadians head to the polls, some are seeking new direction. One they claim promises to be “for the people.” And some are part of far right groups who are calling for a populist movement.
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole makes a campaign announcement on affordable housing in Ottawa.
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The dream of home ownership has been a tool of dispossession and exclusion and has perpetuated the commodification of housing.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau makes a stop in an airplane hangar during the Canadian federal election campaign in Mississauga, Ont.
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A former political insider explains that the view inside government is generally the sooner minority rule is put to bed in favour of a majority, the better. That’s why Trudeau really called an election.
The apex court must decide if the elections can be free and fair amid the pandemic.
The right to free and fair elections may be undermined if political parties cannot campaign due to COVID-19 restrictions by the state.
Facebook has found it challenging to address misinformation on its platform.
Facebook’s public attempts to combat misinformation in advance of the upcoming election are ineffective and serve to improve the company’s image.
La feuille de route pour une paix durable au Mali a des objectifs louables, mais elle ne va pas assez loin.
Des partisans du mouvement d'opposition, M5, affichent leur soutien à la junte militaire, à Bamako, en juin, et appellent à un Mali nouveau et inclusif.
Supporters of the M5 opposition movement show their support for the military junta, calling for a new and inclusive Mali in Bamako in June.
Whatever its flaws, it doesn’t mean the government action plan should be ignored or opposed. Rather, more needs to be done to achieve its goals.
From 2001 to 2020, female donors accounted for 23% of all general election contributions in statewide races while men accounted for 77%.
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Men give more money than women to candidates in high-level statewide elections. Money can equal political influence, so that may lead candidates to be less interested in women’s issues once elected.
Hakainde Hichilema (C), leader of the Zambia opposition party United Party for National Development.
Frustration is growing among opposition supporters who believe the last election was stolen.
Absentee ballots for the New York City mayoral primary, which used ranked-choice voting, are counted.
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It may be new to Americans, but ranked-choice voting has a long history, and it is spreading rapidly across the U.S.
A voter exits a polling location on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020 in Fort Worth, Texas.
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A task force of polling experts found surveys notably understated support for Donald Trump, both nationally and at the state level. Here’s what may have gone wrong, according to a polling historian.
The full benefits of a majoritarian democracy are undermined by a winner takes all approach.
The disturbance in Ghana’s parliament during the election of a speaker has raised questions about its current democratic system.
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We talked to two political scientists to understand more about young people’s political preferences as Indonesia slowly gears up for the 2024 elections.