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Lessons from the UK: why Canada needs proportional representation
Britain, the so-called birthplace of democracy, has just come through another wasteful, unbalanced, damaging first-past-the-post (FPTP) national election. And although two-thirds of Britons would...
May 9th, 2015
Prentice's loss signals a tough time for Conservatives in Alberta
From the top down, Alberta's provincial election was tough for Conservatives. Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Calgary southwest federal riding is now represented provincially by three NDP MLAs, and...
May 5th, 2015
Our world in 2014
10 currents that contoured global society in 2014.
Dec 30th, 2014
Christmas is a secular holiday
Christmas belongs to everyone.
Dec 20th, 2013
UBC Students Prepare for Saturday's Climate Rally
UBC Forestry student Cohen Hocking takes hope from how quickly his parents changed their mind on climate and pipelines. "I'm hopeful that broad change can happen fast," he said.
Nov 14th, 2013
Your CIRA vote will help shape the future of Canada’s Internet
Did you know that Canada’s Internet is democratically governed? The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), is a non-profit organization that manages the dot-ca registry and addresses many...
Aug 27th, 2013
Istanbul protests:“Ordinary people, marching everywhere”
“We are making history,” says a protester marching through Istanbul.
Jun 2nd, 2013
Chinese censors crack down on treasonous porridge: The SinoFile
Beijing is onto the tricks of some of China's most cunning wordsmiths.
Jan 11th, 2013
Robocall scandal protested as citizens demand inquiry at second rally: video
On March 11, 2012, protestors gathered at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre to rally for an independent inquiry into the robocalls allegedly used during last year's elections to confuse voters.
Mar 11th, 2012
Robo-call scandal and Conservative bills: Parliament Hill live blog
Conservatives are under fire for a growing election scandal, sweeping legislation and an increasingly hard-line tone. VO staff reporter David P. Ball reports live from Parliament Hill in Ottawa today.
David P. Ball
Feb 27th, 2012