But are the major parties really focusing on the right issues?
Such an expansive scheme is very expensive. It has been costed at A$77.6 billion over the next decade, funded with new taxes on big corporations and billionaires.
The emotions we attribute to party leaders on the basis of partisan affiliation may no longer hold sway in this federal election.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
The emotions we attach to political affiliation are shifting during this federal election. The vote may turn out to be a master class in how a party can capture the political mood and use it to its benefit.
A construction site in Toronto in March 2020.
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Canada’s election season highlights the country’s disjointed approach to infrastructure, which focuses largely on fast cash infusions to stimulate an underproductive economy.
The presence of an active and dynamic Green Party would be vital in helping to keep Labour on track.
About 4,000 climate activists and pro-pipeline supporters gathered on the steps of the Alberta legislature in Edmonton on Oct. 19, 2019.
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Hundreds of thousands of people marched through the streets in support of action on climate change, but that didn’t lead to seats for the Green Party.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh participates in a climate strike event as he makes a campaign stop in Victoria on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019.
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Polls show that climate change is one of the top-three issues for Canadians heading to the ballot box.
Protesters take part in a pipeline expansion demonstration in Vancouver in June 2019.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
This election will have a major impact on Canada’s efforts to combat climate change. But how best to approach the available choices on the ballot remains a serious dilemma for Canadian voters.
According to new research, the majority of Canadians in all but three ridings across the country believe their province has already felt the effects of climate change.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Climate change could take centre stage during Canada’s federal election.
Cooperation is far from easy in the furious tribalism of Westminster.
Green parties across Europe scored an all-time high in the European Parliament elections. Now, they’ll seek key reform on agriculture and trade – and could be kingmakers for Juncker’s replacement.
The Green Party’s Paul Manly celebrates after voting results come in for the Nanaimo-Ladysmith byelection on May 6, 2019.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
The Green Party breakthrough in Prince Edward Island and positive result in British Columbia foreshadows the party’s prospects at the federal level in the fall.
Safe and sound?
Scotland is in the late stages of deciding whether to become the first country in UK to outlaw all corporal punishment against children.
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June 9, 2017
James Tilley, University of Oxford; Ben Williams, University of Salford; Daniel Fitzpatrick, Aston University; John Garry, Queen's University Belfast; Kathryn Simpson, Manchester Metropolitan University; Laura McAllister, Cardiff University; Matthew Cole, University of Birmingham; Michael Kitson, Cambridge Judge Business School; Neil Matthews, University of Bristol; Parveen Akhtar, Aston University; Richard Murphy, City, University of London; Robin Pettitt, Kingston University; Stuart Wilks-Heeg, University of Liverpool, and William McDougall, Glasgow Caledonian University
Rolling coverage of the general election results from expert academics.
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Despite their clever repackaging and repositioning, the Greens face a disappointing election night – and their biggest problem isn’t going away.
She faced criticism for not taking part in the BBC head-to-head, but the PM would have struggled had she done another late U-turn.
Tim Farron seeks distance from Labour in a key London constituency.
The particularities of the British electoral system make working together unrealistic.
A vote is cast in New Hampshire 2012 primary.
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Some American voters hope that instant runoff can make our elections better. But a mathematician has an idea for another solution.
Lucas has been vocal about pushing for co-operation with Labour.
The job-share candidates were always the favourites to win. Their challenge now will be to convince Labour to work together too.
Sanders supporters walk out after Hillary Clinton was nominated during the DNC.
Until the 1930s, American radicals stood apart from the two mainstream parties. That changed when a muckraking journalist ran for governor of California.