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Off with their heads! Unseating party leaders

Bill C-559 (or the Reform Act) from Conservative MP Michael Chong could give party caucuses more power to unseat party leaders, making Canadian politics less about leadership and more about representation. 

Quebeconomics

The question of a Quebec referendum and seperation is an economic issue as well as a political one. If Quebec were to become a seperate nation, how would its economy fare? What would be the cost of transition?

Apr
4

First GM animal potentially coming to Canadian dinner tables

Several environmental groups are concerned about a lack of transparency, public consultation and thorough science with the federal GM food approval processes.

Apr
4

Despite EU ban, Canada invests in international seal market

With an ongoing EU ban on seal products making for a challenging international market, the governments of Canada, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories are investing in a marketing campaign in China and Turkey.

Apr
4

The key to decreasing food insecurity is country food, new report says

Action Canada, a federal fellowship program, says previous reports on food security in Nunuvut have overlooked an important element - local hunters. The new report says that increasing support for local hunters and emphasizing country foods will help increase food security in Canada's North as well as maintain a cultural connection to the land. 

Apr
4

New crowdfunding regulations bring opportunities for startups

New regulations introduced by the Ontario Securities Commission are hoping to fill a funding gap for up-and-coming companies.

Apr
4

Blackberry’s headquarters won’t be moving to Beijing

Despite hemorrhaging money, Blackberry still holds tremendous value that's attracting buyers. The federal government, however, wants its say before any deal is completed. 

Apr
4
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Podcast

Protesting the pipeline: Aboriginal perspectives on EnergyEast

A controversial pipeline that's planned to carry crude oil across the country could be detrimental to Aboriginal communities in Canada, activists say.  Capital News Online looks at how TransCanada's EnergyEast pipeline will affect more than 150 First Nations Communities when it's finished.

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Vouching and the Fair Elections Act

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A short explainer on the role of vouching in Canadian federal elections, and how the Fair Elections Act may remove it.

Apr
4
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