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The Federal Governments Proposed Fair Elections Act: How Fair Is It?

Canada’s election laws may be about to change. A major government bill, the Fair Elections Act, is working its way through the House of Commons but has proven controversial.

Canada's Democratic Deficit: Is it Systemic and Can it be Fixed?

It has not been uncommon to hear people decry the democratic deficit in Canada. Former Prime Minister Paul Martin defined a democratic deficit as MPs having, among other things, very limited independence.