Oil prices putting Ottawa on path to deficit, budget watchdog says

BILL CURRY,OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail, Jan. 27 2015

The Parliamentary Budget Officer says federal finances have deteriorated by nearly $5-billion a year since the government’s November fiscal update due to falling oil prices, but Jean-Denis Fréchette also pleased Conservatives by...

Op-Ed: Harper’s economic index: an 8-year report card

Alex Roberts, Ottawa Citizen, January 22, 2014| Last Updated: May 20, 2014 

Eight years after the January, 2006 election that brought the Conservatives to power under Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Alex Roberts looks at the state of the Canadian economy. Not to be confused with the Harper...

A Defiant Obama Asserts Climate Agenda With Firmness and Mockery

'I will not let this Congress endanger the health of our children by turning back the clock on our efforts.'

Neela Banerjee and Katherine Bagley, Inside Climate News, Jan 21, 2015

In his 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama made some of his most forceful comments to...

Digital Challenges in Addressing Climate Change

Rose A. Dyson, TLE editor for Fall issue, 2014

In October, I attended the annual Climate Action Network Conference, held in Ottawa as a delegate on behalf of Just Earth. Founded by Lynn Macdonald, former MP for the NDP in the Toronto riding of Broadview Greenwood, the organization focuses...

Book Review - THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING: Capitalism vs the Climate (2014)

Canadian Electoral Alliance active member Rose Dyson wrote a book review on Naomi Klein's book "This Changes Everything"

BOOK REVIEW for TLE Fall, 2014
by Rose Dyson, Editor-in-Chief

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING: Capitalism vs the Climate (2014)
Naomi Klein Alfred A. Knoff...

Democracy at risk: what you can do to help: Hepburn

Canada at a tipping point with democratic reform is becoming major campaign issue.

Bob Hepburn, thestar.com, Jan 14 2015 

How can Stephen Harper and other political leaders be prevented from running roughshod over our democracy?

That’s the question many Canadians who see our...

The case for proportional representation: Your move, Mr. Trudeau

 Linda McQuaig, ipolitics, Jan 14, 2015

Perhaps the only thing more offensive than the way Stephen Harper has changed Canada is the fact he’s done it without the support of anything approaching a majority of Canadians.

Under our “first-past-the-post” electoral system, it’s possible...

Response from Carolyn Bennett on her vote for Craig Scott's motion on PR

January 9, 2015

Canadian Electoral Alliance wrote a letter to Liberal MPs who voted for the December 3, 2014 Craig Scott's motion on Proportional Representation.   Here is the response from Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett.


Thank you for writing me regarding proportional...

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September 10, 2015 town hall: summary - THREE CHEERS FOR MINORITY GOVERNMENT 

Co-hosts Canadian Electoral Alliance, Just Earth & Fair Vote Toronto thank speakers Peter Russell, Sean Conway and Evelyn Gigantes &...

Letter to Thomas Muclair on Craig Scott's motion on Proportional Representation

December 21, 2014

Hon. Thomas Muclair
Leader of the Opposition, NDP

Dear Mr. Muclair,

We wish to thank you for giving scarce opposition House time to Craig Scott's motion on Proportional Representation on December 3, 2014.

We were pleased to see the excellent...