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Social media companies are doing a poor job of telling you who is responsible for the political ads you see. Anna Barclay/Getty Images

Unregulated online political ads pose a threat to democracy

Political ad transparency – who’s paying for ads and whether candidates stand behind them – is well-regulated for TV and radio. Online, not so much.
Voters in Medicine Hat, Alta. line up to cast their ballots. The provincial government’s legislation outlawing vouching risks disenfranchising many eligible voters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta’s voter ID law is a solution for a problem that doesn’t exist

Canadians should watch events in Alberta very carefully because voter ID laws are often the first step of many in restricting the voting rights of eligible citizens. They spread and escalate quickly.

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