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People march during a climate strike in Montréal in September 2019. Climate change is a top concern for Canadians, but new Elections Canada rules left civil society organizations fearing they could not speak out on the need for climate action during the election. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

How Canada’s new election law has silenced political debate

Canada’s new Elections Act may have prevented the type of mammoth election spending seen in the United States via super-PACs, but it's been at the expense of public debate.
Protesters and police officers in downtown Los Angeles, Nov. 12, 2016. AP Photo/Richard Vogel

The art of protesting during Donald Trump’s presidency

On the face of it, our democratic values are in trouble. But we should be hopeful about the power of protest.
US Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker hugs his childhood babysitter Janice Dietz at a campaign stop in Plainfield, Iowa. Jim Young/Reuters

What the Scott Walker fundraising controversy means for 2016

A court has dismissed a criminal investigation into Wisconsin Governor and presidential candidate Scott Walker. The decision will encourage closer relationships between candidates and PACs.
House Republicans apparently want to keep us in the dark on where their money’s coming from. Blindfold Franklin via www.shutterstock.com

House meddling with SEC to block disclosure of political contributions

The House Appropriations Committee wants to stop the SEC from requiring the disclosure of political contributions. Here's why that's a bad idea.
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Dark money: Five years after Citizens United

This week’s news brings an important “ah hah” moment. The conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch of Koch Industries and their political network of donors and opaque outside groups are…

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