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Shut the Front Door?

Given the events of this week on Parliament Hill, Naomi Klein’s talk tonight seems even more critical. I’m reprinting Elizabeth May’s newsletter. Read the last two paragraphs in particular when the leader of Canada’s Green Party refers to how politicians will often use these moments of crisis to curb democracy, not advance it. It is […]

Casting a Vote for All

I just got back from voting in my municipal election. Every time I vote I get choked up. I guess it’s that “rush of democracy” as one Facebook friend described it this morning.

I remember when I was growing up, my parents would always get dressed up to go vote. There was this solemnity about […]