Democracy

Oil's Deep State: Does the Petroleum Industry Undermine Democracy?

For all the wealth they potentially possess, Alberta’s vast petroleum reserves have arguably been badly mismanaged since the early 1990s both in terms of collecting proper royalties and environmental sustainability.

No science, No evidence, No truth, No democracy

There have been drastic changes to science in Canada in recent years. These changes have happened in three distinct ways: reduction in the ability of government scientists to communicate their research to the public, the erosion of our science capacity - especially with respect to fundamental research and environmental monitoring, and a reduction in the role of evidence in policy decisions.

Secularism, Multiculturalism, Democracy and the Philosophy of Science: What's the Relationship?

Recently, lively debates have emerged in the social sciences about how to think about the unexpected return of religion to the public sphere.

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.

Is Organized Religion Antithetical to Democracy?

In recent years Lethbridge has watched the local Roman Catholic community in tension with Bishop Henry over who has authority to make decisions around the life and future of that parish.

Dialogue on Democracy: Should Voting be Compulsory?

12- 1:30pm In some countries, voting is an obligation or legal responsibility. Mandatory voting is promoted as a means of addressing low voter turnout and ensuring election results reflect the will of the majority.

Dialogue on Democracy: Should Voting be Compulsory?

Notice of Special Session Thursday Feb 10 4-5:30pm at Room TH241 In some countries, voting is an obligation or legal responsibility.

Federal Election Forum

Worried about gas prices, food costs and the credit crunch? Will health care be affordable in our old-age? Who do you trust to look after our interests and our country?

Forty Years of SACPA: A Tribute to Gordon Campbell

Even before arriving in Lethbridge Gordon Campbell was an established Adult Educator, first in Regina and later as President of the College in Castlegar.

Have Albertans Given the Stelmach Government a Free Ride?

At the recent Alberta general election, a historically low 41% of registered voters exercised their right to vote. Although those that did gave the Stelmach government a massive majority of 86 percent of the seats at the Legislature, the mandate, in fact, came from less than one-quarter of the electorate.

Critical Public Interest Issues in Alberta and Lethbridge

Critical Public Interest Issues in Alberta and Lethbridge Aiding the public interest or general welfare is considered a central role of government.

Critical Public Interest Issues in Alberta and Lethbridge

Critical Public Interest Issues in Alberta and Lethbridge Aiding the public interest or general welfare is considered a central role of government.