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Articles on Canadian federal election 2021

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Annamie Paul is photographed before announcing she is officially stepping down as Green Party leader, ahead of a press conference at Suydam Park in Toronto in September 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Annamie Paul: Lessons for the Green Party after ‘the worst period in my life’

Political parties often weather internal storms. There are many Greens in Canada who are hoping the Green Party can do so too after Annamie Paul’s leadership laid bare serious issues in the party.
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.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seeing nothing but blue skies ahead when it comes to his policies on climate change. But will the newly re-elected Liberal government follow through? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada’s federal election made big strides for climate and the environment

While the outcome of the 2021 federal election offered little in the way of change, it may have left Canada better positioned to make progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Maxime Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada, and his wife Catherine Letarte speak to supporters on election night. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

Canadian populism got shut out this election — but it’s still a growing movement

It’s true that PPC Leader Maxime Bernier failed to get re-elected in his own riding and that the Maverick Party only gained a scattering of votes. But that hardly means populism is defeated in Canada.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets commuters at a Montréal Metro station the day after the federal election that saw him win re-election. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Why minority governments have been good — and sometimes bad — for Canada

Canada has elected another Liberal minority government. Here’s a look at the pros and cons of Canadian minority governments over the years.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is joined on stage by wife Sophie Gregoire, left, and children Xavier and Ella-Grace, right, during his victory speech at Liberal party campaign headquarters in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatric

Canada’s status quo election: Trudeau returned with another minority, faces uncertain future

Justin Trudeau has been elected Canadian prime minister for the third time. But he failed to win the majority he wanted.
Supporters take part in a rally as Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Peterborough, Ont., on the weekend before the Sept. 20 election. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Federal election 2021: A campaign marked by failure and frustration

None of the three major political parties ran good campaigns this election. But the Liberals are on track to win again due to COVID-19, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and the PPC’s improving fortunes.
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.
During last weeks in English-language debate, leaders mentioned foreign policy, but moved on without substantive discussion. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Federal election: How the next government can build a stronger foreign service

The Government of Canada’s investment in its foreign service and broader foreign policy apparatus at GAC requires a significant overhaul and increase in resources.
A four-year-old girl plays house as Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Mississauga, Ont., where he spoke of his party’s policy on affordable housing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Federal election 2021: More supply won’t solve Canada’s housing affordability crisis

The fact that Canadian house prices have risen far beyond rental rates tells us that it’s due to financial factors alone — not a lack of supply. House prices are asset prices.

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