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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. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Riley Smith

We speak a lot of languages in Canada — elections should reflect our diversity

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. Pietro Mattia/Unsplash

Canada’s first-past-the-post electoral system highlights once again the need for reform

New research offers a new electoral system that can deliver proportionality and even enhance local representation.
Voters should be aware of how their personal data is being collected and used by political parties. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

Electronic tracking of voters is a thorny topic in a tight federal election race

During an election, political parties gather personal data about Canadian voters. This data collection isn’t regulated, and citizens should be concerned.
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. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

With far right groups on the rise, we should keep an eye on populism this federal election

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.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau makes a stop in an airplane hangar during the Canadian federal election campaign in Mississauga, Ont. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Rhetoric Check: Parliament wasn’t toxic — Justin Trudeau just wants a majority

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.
From 2001 to 2020, female donors accounted for 23% of all general election contributions in statewide races while men accounted for 77%. Mykola Sosiukin / EyeEm via GettyImages

Women make fewer political donations and risk being ignored by elected officials

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.

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